Great piece. Coworking???s promise for today???s creator, thinker, worker, and employee is surely an ambitious one. It claims to help us harness innovation, as well as to unite the laptop-toting telecommuters and independent businesses and organizations out there into a cohesive but fluid community. What's revolutionary about coworking for today's economy is that it's challenging conventional notions of where innovation and creativity-- necessary ingredients to stay competitive-- come from. Being around others with different perspectives, expertise, backgrounds sparks new thinking.
For more great reads on coworking, check out Deskmag's "Five Must-Read Books About Coworking" (http://www.deskmag.com/en/five-must-read-books-about-coworking-161). Shareable.net also has great articles on collaborative workspaces and coworking.