Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Being There

by Susan Adams, Forbes

Companies are spending billions on sophisticated teleconferencing systems, but
it still pays to meet in the flesh.

Sitting in a top-of-the-line $600,000 Polycom teleconferencing room feels a
little like watching the movie Toy Story. The guy you're talking to looks
impressive as he walks, life-size, across the room, projected in high definition
on the giant screens that cover the wall across from your conference table. The
vase of red flowers on the table appears so lifelike it almost seems to levitate
off the screen. But then you realize this isn't real life. It's a virtual
approximation.  READ THE ARTICLE

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