Linus Torvalds gives a good talk on the evilness of Subversion and CVS and the benefits of Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS). It’s pretty interesting. I prefer Mercurial versus Git myself but the idea is the same. Having a copy of the entire repository on your local system is a much better way to get distributed work done.
Torvalds on Git: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XpnKHJAok8
Joel Spolsky on Mercurial: http://hginit.com/index.html