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September 24th, 2012

Welcome to the future

So, today we had a meeting. Two of us were on one campus, two others were on our other campus.

IT was supposed to set up Go to Meeting (which we've used before), but A) it wasn't set up before our start time, B) when they did come to set it up the laptop they brought wouldn't load, and C) when I brought mine it connected fine, but since I'm on a low priority list for tech (being a humanist and all) it has neither microphone nor camera. So, we could see them, but they couldn't see or hear us using GtM.

Of course, while we were dealing with A and B above, the meeting organizer asked if either of the members at the remote site had an iPhone.

They did (a version in the 4 range), so we used her iPhone and his using FaceTime.

Next time, we're just going to bring iPads and use FaceTime and skip the entire issue with IT and Go to Meeting.

It was surreal. And cool.

(And GtM dropped out halfway through, even when it had been set up so we could at least see them on something larger than the iPhone screen.)

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