We were going to use a fiberoptic land line to handle the video transmission, but there was a nursing strike the week before the conference, and the cable installers wouldn't cross the picket line. So we brought in a truck with a dish and bounced the session off a bird to the hotel." That's right: A truck with a dish bounced a session off a bird. A dish is a satellite transmission device. A bird is a satellite. If you think the high-tech folks who offer videoconferencing services to meeting ...

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