> The need for contact with other people has driven some nomads to start working with others in public places and at strangers' homes.
I could see this need someday becoming so great that eventually these folks may be driven to the point where they form functional groups with like minded colleagues and commune in a central location.
Out of sheer desperation for human contact, of course.
I think "office" would be a catchy name for one of these communal locations.
> at strangers' homes.
This part is ironic because in fact, yesterday morning a stranger burst into our house while I had opened the door to get the paper, he sat down in our breakfast nook, plugged in his computer into the nearest outlet, and went straight to work saying nary a word. Poor bastard.