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October 27, 2010
By Dave Harrison

Oct. 27, 2010, Amsterdam – Today's focus with The Sustainability Initiative tour includes more new technologies and products. I'll provide an update tonight.

Oct. 27, 2010, Amsterdam – Today's focus with The Sustainability Initiative tour includes more new technologies and products. I'll provide an update tonight.

The focus got me wondering about how business communication has changed. For example, I'm writing this blog while riding on a WiFi-equipped bus heading out of Amsterdam, and you'll be reading it before our first stop of the day. Except for me making a cellular phone call or texting a message to you… and you know I would if only I had your number… it doesn't get much more instantaneous than that.

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But how things have changed. I recently talked with a business manager who said her company discarded its fax machine about a year ago; it just wasn't relevant for them any more. Times are indeed changing, and the challenge is to keep up with technologies.

However, there are some problems with this instant "connectivity." Just moments ago, our bus passed a motorist in stop-and-go traffic who was typing away on a laptop wedged against the steering wheel. Not a good idea… but at least he wasn't feeding paper into a glove box fax machine.


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