October 24, 2008

Computer Aid

How many of use spend most of our spare time on a computer?

I suppose there are quite a lot.

I have noticed my life is getting really hard without my laptop or the internet. I just can not get used to the life have no broadband. It becomes a part of my life, but it only became a part of life about 7 years ago, how did I spend my leisure time at that time? Am I rely on the computer too much.

when I was working at Rolls-Royce, I remember there was one time that we had some problems with our computer system for about two hours. I could not find anything to do because I could not log on to the system and all my work was in there, just behind that black screen and out of reach.

Last night, we had our first online group meeting, seven of us had a "conference" on Skype, we did a final check at our reports and even held a presentation with the aid from Google docs and Skype. The meeting went really well. I am amazed how many things we can now do on the internet.

However, I am not encourage myself to do that often. I am still quite old fashioned. I do enjoy communicating with my team mates or friends face to face, well, just for the sake of seeing each other's face expression. When I talk to people, I like to look into their eyes, not in a harsh way, in a gentle way I suppose... It just feels better.

I understand we only did that once, normally we arrange a meet up, it was just last night that timing was just not good for some of use who is live off campus (Myself), so to save a trip, we decided to meet online. It is quite a efficient and different experience. 



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  1. Hi Mei,

    Internet is being essential to my life in the last few years also and now that I away from home it’s mine main link to my family and friends. It’s is very interesting, and we did discuss this in GBE class, the world is braking a lot of barriers trough communication, people and information are much more accessible today, allowing business being much more global. That is why I think globalization an exciting matter. I would go crazy without my internet and broadband.

    24 Oct 2008, 23:08

  2. Sue

    I’m not of the internet generation and I used to have the same feeling about using the phone. I would much have preferred to speak to people face to face as I found it difficult to have a conversation without eye contact. These days I’m much more used to it and don’t mind so much, in fact, I feel quite at home having phone and internet conversations. I’ve never had an internet conference although my husband has them all the time and he says they work quite well. Do you think you can be over qualified to work at Rolls Royce?

    25 Oct 2008, 07:09


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