Have I told you recently how amazed I am with what we can do with our participatory technologies? Well, I’m still in awe and want to share a short story.
Yesterday I was sitting in a group, waiting for a meeting to start, when one of my colleagues started talking about her upcoming trip to India … actually it was the next day! I asked if she was ready and she said, “Somewhat, but I haven’t even started packing. I’m not really sure what to take.” Well, as always, I had my laptop with me so I checked to see who was on Skype. Lo and behold, there’s Julie Lyndsay, of Flat Classroom fame, world traveler, currently living in Qatar. I Skyped Julie and asked her advice. She suggested buying clothes at the shops near the hotel and try to fit in with how the locals dressed.
I am a seasoned traveler … having traveled extensively throughout Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and the Phillippines) and Great Britain … and even the old USA … BUT … I am still tickled how easy the technologies make connecting with someone 1/2 way around the world. I don’t want to ever take for granted all we have at our fingertips.