"Telecommuting" from 1973

Paul McFedries lists at MCFEDRIES.COM
Fri May 31 23:19:38 UTC 2002

The OED's earliest cite for "telecommuting" is 1975. I'm pretty sure that
Jack Nilles coined the term, and he first used it in the following paper:

"The purpose of the research was to identify and evaluate the implications
of potential communications and computer technology alternatives to urban
transportation, particularly the commute to work (telecommuting)."
--Jack Nilles et. al., "Development of Policy on the
Telecommunications-Transportation Tradeoff, Los Angeles, California, Office
of Interndisciplinary Program Development," December 1973, page 1


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