Bedouins Are Everywhere
By Greg Olsen
Little did I know how truly pervasive Bedouinism was when I wrote Going Bedouin. The number of emails, comments, and related posts I've since come across on the subject has been astounding (at least to a blogging newbie like me). I feel like I unknowingly stepped into some sort of quasi-religious mass movement. There is clearly passion around the central ideology of infrastructure minimalism. What's also interesting are the different facets of this movement that draw peoples attention and the different perspectives that are being voiced.
Three key areas of discussion focus seem to have arisen:
- Technology: Saddlebag contents? What specific tools are available to Bedouins?
- Location: Tent or no tent? Physical vs. virtual office?
- Social needs: Are Bedouins lonely? Can alternative workplace concepts meet the social needs of workers?