The context is that 37Signals is a well known software company. They have long promoted a few key concepts, including bootstrapping over taking VC money, actually charging users for software, and hiring the best people regardless of where they happen to live.
Their book Getting Real was excellent (and is now free in PDF).
Their book Rework was also excellent.
I can’t relate, because my commute rocks. Scooter or Citi Bike. 15 minutes tops, with my daughters half the way (en route to school).
The opposite of shitty…