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May 16, 2003

Hanging at Home during Conference Call to Durbin, South Africa

Today I had one of those moments where you sit back and awe at technology and what it enables us to do.

I was at home (typically work longer days Mon-Thurs and stay home Friday) playing with the kids and got an IM that I was needed on a conference call at 10am. Within 15 minutes I had the kids in the playroom and was on a conference call with three folks in Durbin, South Africa (University of Natal) and Susan (project director) at the office in Boston.

As we conferenced about us getting them set up with a snapshot of our code from CVS and providing information on server configuration there were several moments where I was helping kids (getting a snack, finding a toy, moving away from a trash can) or chatting with Susan on IM. Was on the phone for 20-30 minutes.

When it was all over I sat back and thought about how wonderful it is to be able to be at home, using the internet and phone to conduct business while being able to hang out with the kids. A little hard to explain the feeling . . .

Posted by mike at May 16, 2003 8:33 AM