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Working from the Hillsboro Library

I’m working this afternoon from the new Hillsboro Library (on Brookwood, across from the Hillsboro Airport and Intel Jones Farm). First time I’ve been here, though Rachel and the kids come all the time.

This place is NICE. Tons of tables (each with a lamp with a power outlet in the base, to cater to laptops), fast wifi (about 7Mbps down/1Mbps up), a gorgeous view of the park/pond outside (with real live geese!).

Plus the intangible geeky coolness of being surrounded by books, words, thoughts, and knowledge. Even though I’m not a big dead tree fan (you can see my Kindle in the picture, but also the moleskine notebook I also keep with me at all times – Kindle in the left cargo pants pocket, moleskine in the right), I love what libraries represent, and I don’t spend near enough time in them.

I came here today to get some quiet time to work on some things that require concentration, free from distractions (which is hard to do in the Workplace of the Future at Intel’s new JF1 offices, where I sit), but I can see myself coming and hanging out/working here a LOT more in the future.

Yay for libraries! :-)

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2 thoughts on “Working from the Hillsboro Library

  1. @Brent – hey, it was nothing personal. There are just too many fun shiny things and cool people around JF1 when I, you know, need to actually do some work. 😉

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