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10/19 2010

Skype and the Internet

It’s crazy to think about how I’d stay in touch with family 10 or 15 years ago when I went on rowing trips.  I remember making collect calls to my parents from the pay phone at the rowing course in Munich.  I used to carry the Canadian international phone numbers in my wallet so I could always reach a Canadian operator from anywhere in the world.

Now all I need is an internet connection.  I can talk with my daughter for as long as I want on Skype – and it’s like I’m in the room with her!  I’ve seen my son walking, playing and laughing while I talk with Rachel.  I don’t know how I’d survive a long trip like this without the internet.

Connection’s a bit dodgy here; I have to go to the coffee shop next door to get good internet – and then it’s not cheap – but it gets me back to Victoria with my family for those 30 minutes…and you can’t put a price on being with your family.


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