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Re: SpeedGeeking at 1300 GMT Sunday Jan 24 2010

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  • Minhaaj
    I have always enjoyed Webhead meetings and it reminds me every day that people seperated from each other by distances can make such a wonderful family. We are
    Message 1 of 12 , Jan 25, 2010
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      I have always enjoyed Webhead meetings and it reminds me every day that people seperated from each other by distances can make such a wonderful family. We are all here to learn from each other and watch each others back. Wonderful words Vance.

      --- In evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com, Vance Stevens <vstevens@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi,
      >
      > Thanks John for the feedback. I hadn't meant to make video conferencing
      > sound so difficult that mere mortals couldn't do it. That myth has been
      > debunked over and over, as our numerous WiAOC conferences and others like it
      > have shown, where folks like all of you and me have time and again mastered
      > the technologies and come together in celebration of learning and
      > professional development.
      >
      > I had intended to entertain with a story of a comedy of errors. It's not
      > normally like this, but it happens.
      >
      > And the most important lesson is that with a bit of persistence, we get
      > there in the end. And as the story also shows, all these people we meet
      > online are not standing in judgement of one another, they're there to help.
      > If Marian hadn't uploaded the slides, Minhaaj would have (he offered).
      > Michael who happened along after that could have done it as well.
      >
      > I see it as a marvelous experience with outstanding people, and I never tire
      > of mentioning that John Hibbs was a major inspiration for webheads with his
      > decade of Global Learn Days back in the days when it was all done with POTS
      > (plain old telephone system) and streaming the phone calls out over Real
      > Player was state of the art. You managed that John, I'll bet you have some
      > stories to tell as well ;-)
      >
      > So the moral is that in this mileu, mutually supportive efforts like
      > Webheads and EVO ARE the hope for ordinary folks (like us), and thanks for
      > raising that very important point :-)
      >
      > Vance
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "John Hibbs" <skipper@...>
      > To: <evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com>
      > Cc: <multilit@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2010 11:24 PM
      > Subject: Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Re: SpeedGeeking at 1300 GMT Sunday Jan
      > 24 2010
      >
      >
      > > This isn't funny, but I sure laughed. Not snipped because Vance
      > > himself should re-read what he said so he can laugh (and cry) with
      > > the rest of us.
      > >
      > > But there may be a deeper message? If virtual conferencing requires
      > > this level technical expertise, what hope is there for us /very/
      > > ordinary folks?
      > >
      > > Thank you Vance.
      > >
      > >
      >
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