On Saturday I was supposed to fly to Egypt. Snow hemmed us in (yes, Wimba can help with meetings, etc. but it can’t get us physically to places… !), and I’m still in the UK, trying to find out if our new flight on Wednesday is going. There are a raft of digital tools at our fingertips; company websites, weather forecasts, online booking/checkin, Skype, Twitter, Email, etc that we have used in trying to rearrange our trip. See the ‘full’ story on my other blog:
And whoever was talking about that we’ll stop travelling physically and choose to travel digitally only… I can’t quite see it – there’s something about being abroad that is different. Maybe 4D will one day replicate all the sensations, etc. but … we’ll see!
Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.