Slide 1: COMMUNICATIONS WITHOUT LIMITS!! Welcome to the era of ... Slide 2: a …rrring a Slide 3: Hello Bob? Did you review the contract I sent you? Slide 4: ... So it’s finished? You’ll send it to me by e-mail? - My e-mail address? Frankly, I don’t remember it !!! Slide 5: - Just a minute, let me check. -NICOOOLE, ...
WHAT’S MY E-MAIL ADDRESS? Slide 6: - No, no, that’s my home e-mail address! - Listen, I can’t find it.
Let me check and call you back. Slide 7: - Oh!... You’re going for lunch... OK, I’ll send you the address by fax.
You’ll have it when you get back. OK? Slide 8: OK. So give me your fax number. - What! You don’t know it? Slide 9: - OK, here’s what we’ll do.
You e-mail me your fax number and I’ll fax you my e-mail address. - No, that won’t work.
Wait, I’m getting mixed up...
Let me think... Slide 10: So… Hum… OK… Well… Yeah… Slide 11: - What’s your cell-phone number? - Oh, your battery is dead ... Mine too... Slide 12: - OK, listen, here’s what we’ll do... - You charge your cell-phone battery, I’ll call you in a couple of hours and leave you my e-mail address in your voice mail. Slide 13: - Then you take my e-mail address in your voice mail and you
e-mail me your fax number. Then I can fax you my e-mail address. Slide 14: - That’s plan A. Now for plan B! I send myself an e-mail to see what my e-mail address is
and then I record a message for you in my voice mail.... Slide 15: …when you get it, you send me the answer on my pager... …so then, I send you a fax with my e-mail address. Slide 16: - Complicated?
No, it’s not at all complicated. We just need a bit of coordination... and luck... Slide 17: There’s also a third possibility that’s much simpler: plan C...
You send me the contract directly by express messenger. Yeah!... It’s the best plan strategically speaking... Slide 18: - But actually, I have a small question... …what was I supposed to send you by e-mail?
My e-mail address, my fax number, my cell number,
pager, telephone? Slide 19: - Oh! You don’t remember either. - It would probably be a good idea to have periodic bilateral coordination meetings concerning protocols for internal communications. Slide 20: - But anyway, since your office is at the other end of the corridor, I’ll come by to pick it up in 2 minutes... OK? Bye! Slide 21: And the moral…:
Thanks to technology, we can now waste time with an efficiency until now unimaginable, all in the name of saving time…