telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


Baby Shower 2.0: Long Distance Love

This past weekend I was able to attend something very neat: A virtual baby shower. The mom was in California (just north of San Fran) and the rest of the family was in Ontario (just north of Oshawa). Laptops, web cams and a 1010 Casual Calling plan created a spectacular experience. [we would have used skype but alas, it was a last minute tech change].

Pressies were opened and proudly displayed to the webcam, and the oohs and ahhs from the mom were audible over the speakerphone. It worked! The laughter and hilarity of ladies *monkeying around for the webcam* were priceless.

Distance doesn't mean very much any more. Or it didn't, until the mom said "Mom, come closer to the webcam, I want to see your face. I miss you". It's still hard to hug over the internets.