I know everyone uses their subway time differently, but I’m one of those people who see it as a time when I can really focus on something and get stuff done. Most of the time it’s recreational activities like listening to podcasts, playing games on my Nintendo DS, or reading. It’s one of the things I know I’d miss if I moved somewhere I had to drive to and from work each day. It could take the same amount of time, but the number of things I’d be able to do during my commute would be reduced dramatically. The subway for all its crazy people and such is still ironically enough one of the most distraction free places in my day. At work or at home I have boundless ways to entertain myself or RSS readers to check, but the subway is a pure environment where I’ll focus on one thing.