No More Free Lunch: Working at a Tech Company Will Never Be the Same

Remote work forever, voice-controlled everything in the office, and other new normals of the future

Google employees work in the Berlin office on January 22, 2019. Photo: Carsten Koall/Stringer/Getty Images

I see this future as a thousand tiny frustrations: A new version of iOS that breaks the coffee maker, an air conditioner app that doesn’t work properly on Android 7.

Hey Siri, open the blinds

Newton’s third law of remote working: for every move out of the office, there’s an equal and opposite pull back.

You’re on mute

What next?

Media techie, developer, product manager, software person and web-stuff doer. Head of Corporate Digital at BBC, but views my own. More at

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store