“Humans are pack creatures. If you put us in solitary confinement, we go insane. This is generally even true for introverted people.
However… being surrounded by a bunch of people that is constantly interrupting you makes it hard to focus. And so civic design has evolved the library, the coffee shop, and the co-working space: Places to go where you can be alone yet surrounded by people. ”
–Michael F. Booth commenting on a Hacker News post