Re: SpeedGeeking at 1300 GMT Sunday Jan 24 2010
- 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 email@example.com, Vance Stevens <vstevens@...> wrote:
> 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 :-)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Hibbs" <skipper@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> 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.