It's daylight savings tomorrow -- but the hour you lose at the bar will be regained in the afterlife
Freelancers are a diasporic tribe, persecuted in whatever Coffee Bean they pitch their laptops in. Have faith, because the promised land is soft opening next week on Wilshire: BlankSpaces.
Blank's a 55-spot shared workspace founded and designed by a former Google HQ architect -- his philosophy being that, given crisp, professional surroundings, the self-employed might be inspired to quit Googling themselves and get to work. Price depends on duration of stay (from 5hr walk-ins to 70hr-per-week residencies) and set-up, be it a seat at a counter-style Work Bar, a cubicle, a private office, or a conference room, perfect for the sort of wacky speakerphone hijinks you've come to cherish in Xerox commercials. Everyone has access to an in-house color copier/fax, high-speed T1 wireless, and hi-def presentation screens/projectors; monthly users also get storage space, dedicated phone line, and mailing address complete with a receptionist who'll sign for packages, and generally make things feel so official you'll soon find yourself shopping for Dockers.
Blank's website also offers social networking, so fellow business nomads can connect to find work and collaborate -- making this the 2nd most important forum for questing tribesmen, right after J-Date.