On Feb 24, 2009, I believe I almost fell off an increasingly flat world.
It started late in the afternoon when students in our missionary society at St. Christopher's School, were engaged in a video skype session with Toorak College in Australia about the bushfires in Victoria. However, before the session started, @jennyluca and I struggled to get our skype connection up and running. As we continued to try and get skype to function, we utilized Twitter to post our status to each other should the connection fail. Well, someone was looking out for us because right before our planned start time, skype started working.
- Word choice and spelling-English spelling versus American English taken from Australian Newpapers
- Time zone differences-Toorak was a day ahead and we spoke to them at 8am to our 4pm
- Use of the metric system: celsius for temp, km for distance, mm for rainfall. I used to teach science
- Wildlife: gotta love the question about comparing deer to kangaroos