While our forum is still in its infancy, I can't help but comment on a recent post by jenniferdroberts (check it: http://forum.livedesignonline.com/forum/2008/03/25/ldi-through-the-years/). Don't ask me why I'm commenting here and not there...you guys should go there and comment. It's your forum; that's the point.
Anyway, Ms. Roberts (if that's her real name and doesn't really matter if it is) raises an interesting point about the value of face-to-face interaction. Aren't we all guilty of the occasional mental holiday, relaxing a little too much and forgetting that our professional lives should still be an ongoing educational process? How about that, no matter how many IMs our PC and Mac screens produce, there's value in live interaction and not all can be achieved via email (that said, while I tell you all to read our forum. Coincidence? I think not).
My point? Stop reading this blog and go out and visit a museum, walk in the park, check out the clouds, see a show, talk to your fellow designers, programmers, and technicians in person. Then, come back, register for our forum and talk amongst yourselves. Gotta love the irony.