I had real-time conversations about Libya, liquor (and European trade shows), and CommentLuv the other day without leaving my desk or picking up a phone. Mickey Mouse and Gumby too.

Maybe it was the randomness of the topics. Or the serendipity of the connections. Or the fact that I can today talk so easily with people scattered from Tripoli to The Big Easy.

Heck, we all can.

Usually I take this immediacy for granted. But every now and then I have to catch my breath. It really is pretty remarkable how all of this is changing the way we can see, hear, touch, and understand our world.

Would you agree?

Photo by Tony Moyoy (Flickr).