Deep Work Stop


Quiet tiny spaces in cities with wifi access, computer/tablet, desk/chair for a moment of deep work


An extension of libraries to a network of small physical work-spaces for one person to sit down quietly and do Internet research, paper drawing, reading, meditation or take a phone call during a busy day in a noisy city.

The space is connected to a local library network and is accessed with a library card for 1 hour, which ensures that the space is used responsibly.

The network of spaces is sponsored by national telecommunications companies to ensure there's a wifi connection and simple-to-use devices (e.g. tablet) available, suitable for people even with a low-tech skill.

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那些拥有汽车和良好的移动互联网访问的人可能没有注意到这个问题,但是对于那些骑自行车或步行的人来说,找到一个安静而私密的工作场所是一个问题: <u>大多数咖啡馆并不是沉默寡言,也不是私人的,不适合工作。</ u>。_可租用的办公室并不丰富且无处不在。所以,我看到了问题。



关于图书馆的扩建,我想分享经验-在日本,学习很多是很正常的,大学图书馆不会在晚上关闭,因此您可以随时进入图书馆。另外,在日本,“漫画咖啡馆”(见文章下方的链接)很常见,并且提供了您所描述的内容。因此,它是发明的,只是在西方并不流行。 h,这让我想回到日本...

Those who have cars and good mobile internet access may have not noticed the problem, but for those, who are on a bike or on feet, finding a silent and private place to work is a problem: most cafes are not silent, and not private, not really suitable for work. Rentable offices are not abundant and ubiquitous. So, I see the problem.

However, to make such "work stops" ubiquitous, you'd need to seed a large number of them, across country, and you risk that still, people will bump into times, when locating one is an issue. How many such stops would we need? So, not sure if this would be a real solution.

Would any of the concept cars (like this Mercedes), with "summon on demand" function, -- be able to replace such work stops? Or, what about noise-cancellation devices, like noise-cancelling earphones and noise-cancelling speaker (like hushme), and a privacy screen (like this one, using polarized glasses), allowing to convert any cafe with a good table into a silent one, suitable for work?

As for the extension of libraries, I'd like to share experience -- in Japan, it is normal to study a lot, and university libraries don't close at night, so you can enter a library at any time. In addition, in Japan, the Manga Cafes (see link below your post) are common, and provide pretty much what you're describing. So, it's invented, just not popular in the West. Duh, it makes me want to go back to Japan...