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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那些擁有汽車和良好的移動互聯網訪問的人可能沒有注意到這個問題,但是對於那些騎自行車或步行的人來說,找到一個安靜而私密的工作場所是一個問題: <u>大多數咖啡館並不是沉默寡言,也不是私人的,不適合工作。</ u>。_可租用的辦公室並不豐富且無處不在。所以,我看到了問題。



關於圖書館的擴建,我想分享經驗-在日本,學習很多是很正常的,大學圖書館不會在晚上關閉,因此您可以隨時進入圖書館。另外,在日本,“漫畫咖啡館”(見文章下方的鏈接)很常見,並且提供了您所描述的內容。因此,它是發明的,只是在西方並不流行。 h,這讓我想回到日本...

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...