Pairing is finding fans at technology companies... By Joseph Walker (Writer, Wall Street Journal)
Virginia Woolf argued that a woman writer needs a room of her own. In Silicon Valley, some companies are questioning whether software programmers even need their own cubicles.
Their method is "pair programming" — where two people share one desk and one computer. One person is the "driver," controlling the keyboard and typing in code. The other "navigates," monitoring design and scanning for bugs.