Coworking vs A Private Office with Doors

What is the first thing you do when you start a small business? Among other things…….you look for an office. Right? Private Office Your vision of this really cool office with windows, a sweet desk, telephone, computer, Internet access, and your own coffee is almost a reality. You can’t wait to get started. The day arrives, and you move into your new $600 per month, 10 … Continue reading Coworking vs A Private Office with Doors

The Woz and Stan Lee Use Video Conferencing to Plan Comic Con 2016

How far has videoconferencing technology come in the past 25 years? Pretty far, but, it sure has taken a long time. The culture has finally caught up with the technology. Watch the YouTube video below as Stan Lee and Steve Wozniak decide to have Comic Con 2016 in the San Jose Convention Center, March 19 and 20, 2016. The value of video conferencing is subtle, … Continue reading The Woz and Stan Lee Use Video Conferencing to Plan Comic Con 2016

“The Next Communication Revolution” circa 1996

Way back in the Dark Ages (1996) I wrote about the path I thought video conferencing needed to go to become ubiquitous: Videoconferencing technology needed to be “easy-to-use”….by anyone. This is 2015, has my vision come true?   You can download the whole, very short, article here (the next revolution) but, I will re-type it below so Google sees it (hey, it’s all about the … Continue reading “The Next Communication Revolution” circa 1996

The Pope Uses Google Hangouts

Back in the day, I knew videoconferencing would reach the highest level of attention. Little did I know how high this technology would reach. Apparently, almost all the way to the top. VERY cool !!!   Gotta love video conferencing.   On Feb 5, 2015 Pope Francis held his second (see below for the video of his first hangout) Google Hangout meeting. This one was with … Continue reading The Pope Uses Google Hangouts

Polycom Video Conferencing Report and InfoGraphic

In the old days, we (ESnet, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) used to visit Polycom HQ (when they were in Pleasanton, CA) to either:  Get an update on the latest and greatest videoconferencing technology, or, prod them for one reason or another. History Lesson: We (ESnet, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) were pioneering cloud-based “ad-hoc” videoconferencing between 1999 and 2005 with over 1,500 IP-based video conferencing users worldwide, … Continue reading Polycom Video Conferencing Report and InfoGraphic

Vidyo Video Conferencing Deposition

My two worlds collided this week.  (Video conferencing and Coworking). I rented the “Orange” Conference room for a deposition to an attorney located in Pennsylvania (we are in Tracy, CA).   AltamontCowork won the “bid” by having SCREAMING fast Internet access and having a cheap room to rent for the day.  I suspect the latter was the most important….:-) I was going to handle the … Continue reading Vidyo Video Conferencing Deposition