The IT industry is known to set trends and tends to be ahead of the curb in certain areas. One of these is definitely the job market and working style in general. Lots of IT jobs are suited for flexible hours and telecommuting. What’s more the people understand the value of empowering smart individuals and not adhere to meaningless metrics.
To be young and talented in this age is to be given the chance to jump ahead to create your brand or launch a world-changing product before you even become an “adult”.