We have a lot to be thankful for this past year: Our health, family and friends, Fortune magazine finally announcing that Verizon’s getting the iPhone– you fill in the blank. Regardless of what it is we’re thankful for, the holidays are a good time to reflect on all the blessings and great people around us, and to remember and thank those who afford us the freedom to celebrate – sacrificing their time with family and friends, and sometimes their lives to serve our nation.
One exciting perk of video conferencing is the chance to reconnect families who are miles apart due to deployment. Organizations like the Freedom Calls Foundation have been incredibly generous, and do a great job of bridging the gap during the holidays.
“Back To The Future”, the timeless trilogy starring Michael J. Fox turns 25 this year -- October 26th, to be exact, marking the day Marty McFly saw history and his future re-written in a time-traveling DeLorean.
To celebrate the occasion, the cast and crew reunited, select AMC theatres brought the trilogy back to the silver screen, and Universal Studios released a special Blu-Ray trilogy pack loaded with special features, commentary, and crisp HD picture.
One of the things that still impresses me is the creative vision of director Robert Zemeckis, predicting what fashion, technology, and culture would look like in the year 2015. He didn’t get it ALL correct, but it’s impressive nevertheless, for instance…
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Recently, I saw an article highlighting an event with a unique twist. It was an evening of wine tasting that was hosted by the owners of the winery themselves –and simultaneously attended by more than 800 people in more than 30 locations across the US.
Using video conferencing to broadcast and interact in a one-of-a-kind experience, Winestyles, a national wine retailer was the organizer of the event. Michael Mondavi, founder of Folio Fine Wine Partners, led participants through an engaging wine-tasting experience, sampling and learning about six different wines grown at his vineyards.