With Yahoo! imposing a ban on working remotely, and other big companies like Best Buy and Bank of America getting stricter about who is eligible to do so, it might seem like a telecommuting backlash is underway. According to nearly everyone, it's not.

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer created a hullabaloo in February, just a few months into her job there, when her decision to put an outright ban on the practice leaked in a memo. A passionate public debate has been going on ever since, essentially asking, "Telecommuting: good or bad?"

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