TQM & LOs LO11314

Julie Beedon (julie@vistabee.win-uk.net)
Sat, 07 Dec 1996 12:32:57

Replying to LO11293 --

Relationships and the Internet

In terms of the question raised

* are relationships on the internet different or similar??

What are they like?

I have them as

* stimulating
* frustrating
* engaging
* exciting (such amazing global responsiveness)
* thought provoking
* enraging
* etc...

There are many people whom, having spent over a year listening to them who
I feel warm about, many who have gone who I miss dearly (Tobin springs to
mind) and some who I have only just heard from and love to hear them
talk... I would love to meet some of them face to face but my sense is
that is because (for me at least) some form of relationship already
exists. Yet I also have sense that they will not be as I imagine them and
the relationship would take on a new form (or even cease to exist) with a
real interaction.

Then there are people with whom I already have a relationship, who I met
and worked with but who are based in the US so I see them rarely .... and
the internet has provided a marvellous medium to maintain and deepen those
relationships. (Letters would have been so much more hard work)

So I, like Robert, love the technology, - will it change the world? - it
has and continues to transform mine...

Julie Beedon
VISTA Consulting - for a better future


Julie Beedon <julie@vistabee.win-uk.net>

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