In-person meetings

When in-person meetings disappeared last year, they were replaced with a weird, new kind of Zoom briefing. In some ways it was more efficient: Each moment of a video meeting is dominated by a single presenter, who—once they figure out how to unmute—feels additional pressure to quickly make a point. But side comments and crosstalk were completely obliterated. I’m looking forward to the impromptu interactions that happen when more than one person is able to speak at a time.

Anne VanderMey [Bloomberg Technology email, 2021-01-04]