Thursday, August 02, 2007
Maybe this time the technology for videoconferencing has reached the quality needed to supplant face-to-face travel. This article has a good synopsis of the failed attempts from the past while discussing the new high-definition technology. I'm still skeptical, however. The function of face-to-face meetings is not just the meeting but the environment surrounding the meeting. One gets a feel for a location and people in context versus images in an antiseptic room. On the other hand, anything that can save one from air travel is worth looking into.