I am planning a career in scientific computing and wondering what the work environment is like, not just in that specific field but any field that's based on computer work. I'm specifically interested in how much social interaction the job might involve. My dream job is just to be left alone in an office with a computer. I understand that people need to communicate and work in teams on large projects, and that there will be meetings sometimes, that's fine. So, if you work with computers, do you find yourself in meetings every week, constantly being interrupted by co-workers who have questions, etc.? Did it vary by the type of company you worked for? Some people have said that it's generally pretty solitary work, others have disagreed, so...thanks for any input.