Barlows In Birmingham - some love it, some hate it, few are left indifferent by it as it occupies a growing place in our daily lives.

For me, applications that allow group conferencing, face-to-face conversations across great distances, and free worldwide text messaging have radically changed - and I would say, improved - my ability to work with colleagues and acquaintances in much better ways. It is not unusual on a given day for me to speak with three colleagues in three completely different locations, some on the other side of the planet.

Sure, the technology is not always seemless - and that can lead to frustration. But the opportunity to see and speak with people spread across the globe at a moment's notice certainly is useful as we minister with a team spread thinly in many different places. It essentially allows me to rove around, without boarding a plane, train or automobile.

I will be the first to admit it is not perfect. In fact, I sometimes want to throw the laptop or table device out the window. But, at least at this juncture, the benefits far outweigh the inconveniences.


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