Sunday 6 March 2011

Comms bring us closer

Not that long ago it used to be that when someone moved to the other side of the planet they effectively vanished. A Scot who emigrated to Australia was gone forever - post was uncertain at best. Of course modern communications have changed all that, but on Friday I was reminded quite how far we have moved to bring family and friends together.

The occasion was a sad one, a memorial thanks giving service for my friend and colleague Mark Munro who sadly passed away after a long illness. The Minister's welcome told us that the service was being broadcast live on the internet to allow Mark's family and friends, spread across the globe, to join with us in celebrating his memory. A touching and fitting tribute to someone who had given so much to technology companies.

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