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As well as an interest in nanosolders we also run several global technology networks:
for example... so I am always interested in new tools and ways to bring people together..
Videos and webinars may be a way forward I think - email/web is a little too easy for busy people to ignore, but face-to-face is much better. We need to learn to use webcams - Skype/MSN etc - to get more interaction but most of the people I deal with are technical executives or senior management and would consider this inappropriate, just too hard or perhaps too intrusive. We need a culture change and maybe its the younger Facebook generation that we have to wait for.