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Computers in the Home Office Computers, modems, fax machines and high-speed Internet access have made it possible for business professionals to leave the traditional office and work from home. The process of using a computer and modem to communicate with an office, often many miles away, is called telecommuting. Wi-Fi access points in airports and businesses make it possible to work away from home. Cell phones allow verbal communication virtually anywhere, which adds to the portability of today’s telecommuter. The Process of Telecommuting Telecommuting is possible because e-mail makes it possible for information stored in one computer to be transmitted to another computer, no matter what the distance. For example, a reporter located in New York can easily send a copy of a document to her editor who is located in California. The reporter simply types a report on her computer, and then the modem connected to her computer sends the report via e-mail to her editor. The editor can then make changes and the

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