I’m feeling more fatigued by the advice on how to do remote work and zoom than by the actual remote work and zoom calls. Yes, we can improve and optimize our ways of working, but we’re always missing something when we’re remote and far away. I remembered this passage from Martin Buber’s “I and Though” where he talks about the Zulu and the Fuegian equivalents for “far away”. Maybe it can help us understand our struggles if we think of remote work as: “Working from where someone cries out: ‘O mother, I am lost.’ And of Zoom calls as: “Staring at a screen, each waiting for the other to volunteer to do what both wish, but are unable to do.”