Chat With Mark

I just had a pleasant chat with Mark from Genzyme yesterday. No, it wasn’t about Genzyme or Myozyme. It was just a pleasant friendly conversation. He recently got an “iMac”: and wanted to try doing video chat.

I’ve exchanged emails with Mark through the course of this year but this was the first time I was able to speak with him and it was great that the first time was through a video chat. It was almost as great as meeting him in person.

I love technology but what I love about it the most is the ability to change and improve our lives and how we do things. 10 years ago it was almost unheard of that someone can do a video chat with adequate voice and video quality just using your consumer laptop and web camera. Now it’s the norm. It’s great that someone from Manila can be instantly connected to someone in Boston at the flick of the switch without costing you an arm and a leg. It’s great how this technology makes the world such a small place. It’s great how technology brings people closer and keeps relationships alive.

I’m glad to have had my conversation with Mark. It’s certainly awesome to have a face associated with a name and a person that you correspond to. Especially when that someone is making a world of difference in your life by helping you get medicine that will extend it.

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