1628. To give something a name is to make it real. So, what do four seemingly random numbers have to do with a coworking space? The year, 1628 marks the moment in history when the word, ‘coworking’ is first published in a book by John Jackson titled “The Worthy Church-Man.” The events of the historical novel “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas take place in this year and include fictionalized versions of the Siege of La Rochelle and the assassination of the Duke of Buckingham. In 1628, The Collegiate School, what is today the oldest educational institution in North America, is established. The addition of all four digits equals seventeen, a prime number, an indivisible outlier. Our name is meant to evoke a sense of history and place, but more than that, it invites our members to question complacency and satisfaction, to instead push towards excellence in everything they do.