A friend of mine, older, but also online like me, sorted her online friends into at least two groups: a) people I’ve met offline, b) people I haven’t met offline.
Another friend of mine, same age, recently did a website project and hired a programmer from Bangladesh. Obviously, the two have never met offline, yet they are working closely together. Online. Like the most of us.
Which begs the questions: how important is it to meet offline? Does it change anything? Would you continue working with your online contacts if you were to meet them offline?
And: how productive is online work with regard to the Wikipedia and other social tools – compared to the offline output of a project?
3 thoughts on “offline/online”
I have met JKE twice in my life in person. In 1993, when I sold him my electric guitar, and in 2000 at an alumni-party. And yet we have been friends for almost 20 years now.
Being offline is just for going go to the bathroom! Life starts at the keyboard. ;-)
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“Being offline is just for going go to the bathroom! Life starts at the keyboard”
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I never met JKE but he feel and fits as family in my listing ..mmmmhhh :-) Interesting subject matter
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