Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Telecommuting from Mexico or anywhere in the world

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico — Nicole and John Gordon spent their 20s in San Francisco, riding the best years of the technology boom. But with two kids, Nicole Gordon started asking herself, "What do you do after San Francisco?"
The answer, it turned out, in the hills of Guanajuato state, was this colonial Mexican town with high-speed Internet, cheap day care, decent restaurants and plenty of large, open homes for rent.
"There's no reason we couldn't stay here," said John Gordon, a software developer who's trying out the Mexican life with his young family for about six months.
Gordon, whose mother retired to San Miguel, considers himself at the forefront of a demographic trend: high-tech professionals who can work anywhere in the world.

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