This Is Progress – Just Sometimes Doesn’t Feel Like It

I JUST booked a training session for an hour  at 8:30 PM Monday evening with some users in Beijing using LiveMeeting.  This is way cool and a lot of fun to do.  Strange though how I remember in the old days they used to give me a plane ticket for these things and the training would consist of a good solid day or days…  Now it’s one hour over the Internets.

Oh sure, this level of training frankly would simply probably not be done back then,  but occasionally the trip DID happen and not only was it exciting, but it also meant 3 or more billing days instead of 1 hour 😦 …  But of course the offset is that I can do more single hours so it adds up to more – hopefully.  Not sure about that yet but it is definitely starting to ramp up that way.

And to think when I started working in the Commodities Business, the exciting technology was hand-writing telexes on yellow paper and handing them to the Telex “girl” who typed it on a Telex machine that eventually spit back my answer from the Far East or Europe.  It’s an exciting new world to be sure.


About Biggus Dickus

Dick is a consultant in London, ON Canada who specializes in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office Development.
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3 Responses to This Is Progress – Just Sometimes Doesn’t Feel Like It

  1. Harlan Grove says:

    I’m not quite old enough to remember telex, but when I started my first office job, there was a fax room with the company’s two fax machines. That to support over 1,000 people in the company’s head office. OTOH, there were 3 full-time staff to support those fax machines.

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