Last March, as everything went to hell, Joe Kinsella moved to Orleans. He reports he enjoyed his time on the Nauset Estuary, but that he can't stay away from his adopted home in the Hub. There's a value to in-person work spaces and impromptu whiteboard sessions that he's just not finding in the online-only life. Also:
Over my years in the industry, I have traveled across the world and found many beautiful cities - e.g. London, Paris, Sydney, Singapore, Venice. But none quite compare to Boston for me. The walkable city, the diverse mix of industries, the food scene, the culture, and the mix of modern architecture with Old World charm, all combine to make it a city like few others. I know I could choose to work anywhere in the world these days. I choose Boston.