I’m living in a spacious apartment. It’s beautiful and well appointed. It’s also expensive and many of the rooms go unused, making it a bit lonely.

Next, I find myself talking to some developers who are roommates with one another. They share a classy apartment in a skyscraper. Rob Lowe is one of the lead developers. The rent is surprisingly cheap: only $430 a month. The lingering caveat is that developers come and go: there is a high turnover of developers moving in and moving out. To confound my considerations further, I had already moved my things into a small apartment across town.