Distributed teams

Judy's Book has been an exercise in long distance collaboration. We have people that contributing regularly from the east coast and while communication remains a challenge...the experience has proven much better than I would have anticipated. I used to have a rule that in a start up you need to be in the same room to make a go of it. I think the introduction of new technology like cell phones, gmail, and conference calls makes it easier to collaborate long distance. I still hold my earlier belief -- it's just been tempered with the current positive experience I have working with long distance judy's book contributors.