Distributed Work and Geobound Management

<ed.note>I had a contact ping me about possible candidates for a social networking position in San Francisco. I responded thusly:

Why is it that every globally distributed software solution ( which could be headquartered anywhere in the world ) insists that all bright people in the world must move their families to live over a fault line? Seems counterintuitive to me ;-)

Has management not figured out that if everyone has to move to CA that it will only force real estate prices up, and thus salaries which they must offer?

I’ll think on your request — and you please think about telling your clients about this thingie called the internet which let’s people work from anywhere ( even from the third Coast, Nashville ) — it’s just management who are untrusting of their employees who are geobound.

I step off of my soapbox… Have a great weekend!