The Cellphone, the Landline and the Skype

Today I was in a conference call – three people – and what happened made me realize how far the world of communications has changed in just a few years.

Two of us were on Skype.

We had arranged to add the third person by calling their office. Person three doesn’t work at a huge corporation, but large enough to have one of those digital switchboard systems with 10 or 12 extensions.

There were communication problems.

The two of us on Skype were fine, but the not person on the landline.

“I can’t hear you very well, you’re breaking up a bit. Can you call me on my mobile” he asked.

Hung up. Called his mobile number through Skype.


“Oh….that’s much better.”