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Thank You Apple

A little homage to my iPhone! It is critical that my various research groups have meetings - and we are often spread across multiple states, even countries. On past collaborations, we used email, and tried Skype (which will do voice multiple-way but not video), and iChat only works for people with Apples. Our university conference call system requires too much forecasting of when the conference will take place, and our videoconferencing centers require that everybody be in particular places with video feeds. But my iPhone, hooray! The conference call function today got a crystal clear conference between somebody in Maine, 3 people in 3 different locations in Florida, and myself. It didn’t make the decisions easier, but it made them possible. I probably should have put more of these into the budgets on my grants....