Steve Sjogren invited anyone with an iSight to chat with him, so I hurriedly reinstalled iChat AV, plugged in the iSight… and there I was, video conferencing with him! He seemed a bit surprised and indicated that he was expecting Michael Toy, when I appeared instead.
Steve was very polite at having a complete stranger appear on his computer screen. I kept it brief since he doesn’t know me from anyone. But it was fun — I got to have my first video chat, and Steve said I was his first video chat too! …Afterwards, my mind was buzzing with the possibilities for using this technology for long-distance mentoring. Even a regular chat involving multiple people sharing stories and questions could be great.