I took my shower and got ready for work early because I had a webinar today. I shouldn’t be excited about this kind of stuff, but I am.
In this case the webinar was from a vendor with some lessons on how to display winter weather. You know, little tips and techniques.
A few years ago I flew to Madison, WI for this same type of lecture. Today it was at the kitchen table. Someone’s saving a lot of money.
The session was hosted on Webex who claims to have an iPod webinar app. I downloaded and tried it, but halfway through it stopped receiving one part of the presentation. It was also very difficult to see small on-screen text on the smaller screen iPhone.
So there’s now an iPhone app I have installed which will probably not be used again.
Is there something missing in webinar world? Yeah. There were probably a dozen others attending, but I had no contact with them at all. At a ‘press-the-flesh’ meeting there’s always time to talk, kvetch and learn from the other attendees.
A friend who was monitoring the session from the vendor’s side sent me a text message. “What would the 20 year ago Geoff think of Geoff today?”
He’d be impressed with the technology and it’s ubiquity. He be amazed by my laptop and iPhone and high speed Internet access–things I could only dream about 20 years ago (and believe me, I did dream about them).
There’s another session Thursday. I’ve already tipped off the guys I work with that this might be a good idea for them too.