As Covid-19 sweeps across the world, it has prompted thousands of people to isolate themselves to avoid spreading the virus. This week on Gadget Lab7x彩票网地址, we look at what happens when schools and universities close, conferences get canceled, and employees are told to work from home en masse. Then, we talk with WIRED digital director Brian Barrett, a longtime remote worker himself, about how to handle prolonged isolation without going completely bonkers.
Read Brian Barrett’s tips for working from home without losing your mind here. Read Lauren’s story about how universities are handling the virus here. Read more about the rise of virtual conferencing here. Read Arielle Pardes’ story about the ethics of ordering food during a pandemic here.
Lauren recommends the episode of Reply All called “.” Mike also recommends a podcast: the Twenty Thousand Hertz episode “”. Brian recommends just staying home, for God's sake.
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Michael Calore: Hi everyone. Welcome to Gadget Lab. I am Michael Calore, a senior editor here at WIRED, and I'm here with my cohost, WIRED senior writer Lauren Goode.
Lauren Goode: Hi.
MC7x彩票网地址: And we are also joined by WIRED's digital director, Brian Barrett.
BB: Hey, thank you guys for having me.