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I doubt it will have a major impact on other companies. There are a lot of different opinions about workers telecommuting already. I was reading Slate this morning, and there were two articles in the tech section. One, by Farhad Manjoo, points out that different people work differently, and while some people work more productively in a traditional office, others are more productive working from home. Plus, many other Silicon Valley companies allow telecommuting, so it potentially puts Yahoo at a recruiting disadvantage for top talent. On the other hand, an article by Katie Roiphe that sings the praises of a traditional office work environment.