While I have already noted some pros and cons of working à la maison. One thing I forgot to mention was the IT issue.

That is to say, if you work from home, you most likely have one a computer of some description, and a broadband service, and an email service, and maybe a wireless network to look after. So if you experience an IT problem – you have to suddenly grow a beard and solve it yourself.

Normally this requires little more than a weekly bit of backing up and downloading of regular updates, but sometimes (like today for instance) you can only pull your hair out in frustration as the piece of equipment you have your entire livelihood invested in decides to become as fickle and unpredictable as a toddler on a sugar rush.

I have spent the past 48 hours trying to fix a seemingly unfixable bug with my laptop, which first lost it’s anti-spyware programme, then a corrupted acrobat document caused it fall fall over, and now it can’t find the internet…


There’s a lot to be said for owning two PCs.