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The Case for Face to Face Exodus 34:29-35

The Case for Face to Face

In-person meetings have a track record of superior effectiveness, from Mount Sinai to Main Street.

At a Glance

Apple's FaceTime, Skype and GoToMeetings are cool technologies that allow us to conduct meetings with coworkers even when separated by oceans or continents. So why do most professionals still say that "face to face" is better?

Editors' Pick

For material based on the gospel text, see "The Tunnel at the End of the Light," February 22, 1998, at

A little boy, 7 years old, was suffering from a rare and aggressive brain cancer. He was restricted to his hospital bed in Rhode Island, but wanted desperately to sing his favorite song, "Walk This Way," with rock star Steven Tyler.

No way?

No problem.

Through a Skype video call, 7-year-old Cole Grace and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler recently connected for a one-hour conversation. They also shared a special performance of "Walk This Way," and Tyler gave a shout-out to Grace from his seat as a judge on American Idol.

Said Grace after the video meeting, "It felt pretty awesome."

Modern technology can make some truly...

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