Technology is wonderful and has enabled us to improve our communications over the past decade or two, it’s only when it doesn’t function as well as it should or has done in the past that we feel let down and frustrated. My home has “painfully” slow broadband which would have delighted me a decade and a half ago but now frustrates me regularly when Skype or Facetime calls with clients drop mid sentence.
As a BDA Branch Secretary, one of my roles over the past few years has been to organise the twice yearly tele-conferences. I have had a success rate of 66%, trying to blame the teleconference hosts for changing access numbers, passwords and systems for the failures. The confusion leading to my embarrassment is reflected in this video which will ring bells with everyone who has wrestled with teleconference technology.