"The televillage is not a new idea, but an adaptation of a well-tried
"For most of civilisation, people have lived
within walking distance of their work. It is only in recent decades
that we have had this bizarre idea of travelling vast distances to work,
reducing the quality of life of workers and the quality of air we breathe.
"In a hundred years' time, historians might reflect that during the
second half of the 20th century there was a temporary slip when homes were
a long way from workplaces. Now, people no longer need to commute to the
cities. Many kinds of work can now travel to the worker using today's
technologies, revitalising traditional rural communities.
"The televillage is based on two things that won't change.
Telecommunications make it increasingly easy for work to travel to people,
enabling them to work remotely. And people will always need people. The
televillage offers the great benefits of teleworking without the
isolation from other people."
-Ashley Dobbs, Acorn Televillages
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