OK, so it doesn’t quite have the same ring as “Back in the USSR,” but I digress. After 17,000 miles in the air last week, some 200 customers to visit (in big groups, not individually, though 15 or so were individual visits,) and 3 distinct cultures (Israel, Sweden, and Ukraine,) I find myself back home.
It never fails to amaze me how quickly we can transit cultures and countries. Imagine it was a mere century ago – the trip I completed would have taken a minimum of 2 years. Now it’s able to be completed in a week.
Just 20 years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to keep touch like I was able to on this trip. Mobile phone, VOIP from the laptop, email, websites, blogs – it’s really mind boggling when we think about how different the experience of traveling is now.
For instance, in Amsterdam’s airport, I was able to get the latest traffic information at home which saved me an hour due to the closure of my route home. That’s pretty amazing stuff. The participation age is just beginning, it’s fun to imagine what we might be able to do 10 years from now……Tweet