I'm cozy at home enjoying the last hours of a Sunday when I notice a lost call on my Skype. My brother, only a couple of minutes ago.
So I call. He's on a parking lot in Reno (my Bro is General Manager in Optimization & Control Technology for GE Energy near Tahoe), with his Mac (no comments) connected to WWAN, waiting for his wife to get back from someplace. We chat a while doing some catching up. Then his wife comes in, I talk to her while my brother drives through Reno; thus I'm not only talking to them but also learning how the streets in a City in Nevada looks like.
It just amazes me that only 20 or 30 years ago you had to send a postal letter that could arrive anytime between a week and a month (if it ever made it at all).
With a family scattered all over the globe technology brings us together. Yet nothing compares to a good hug.