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 Got a webcam from Amazon [Off Topic]

[image]Dear all,

a story from a consultant’s diary.
For 16 years my clients were fine with TCs (phone) and e-mails. Starting in March due to the COVID-19 crisis, many had to work from home and discovered a new toy: Video conferences! Skype, Zoom, Webex, M$ Teams boomed.
In the beginning I had funny conversations like this one:

»We cannot see you!«
»Doesn’t surprise me – I don’t have a webcam.«
»???«

OK, OK. I tried to get one but even the largest stores in Vienna were sold out. End of April I gave in and ordered one from Amazon. Today (yep, after more than three months) it was delivered from Piacenza in Italy.

Google maps suggests this route:
[image] 182 kg CO2
Actually five days passing through four Amazon centers:
[image] 409 kg CO2


THX, well done.

[image] [image] Ed Hawkins (University of Reading)


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2020-08-12 06:58
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 Got a webcam from Amazon

Hi Helmut,
Why you waited for so long?
So... Are you going to have a clean cut look from now on? No More Highlander hair style? :-D

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 Got a webcam from Amazon

Hi John,

» Why you waited for so long?

[image]The webcam was manufactured in [image] 苏州 and Amazon’s distribution center in [image] Pia­cen­za is located in Italy’s [image] Emilia-Romagna.
Hit by COVID-19. Lockdowns, high demand,  first  last come  first  last serve…

Waiting didn’t bother me (I have a cam on my notebook though use it only to connect with friends) but the crazy delivery route. Never heard of the [image] TSP? 2.2× as much CO2 released than via the direct route. :thumb down:

» Are you going to have a clean cut look from now on? No More Highlander hair style?

[image]Why should I?
Everyone knows that I’m just a belated hippie and won’t go back to trying to look like Michael Douglas in the late 1970s.

OK, a three-day beard nowadays only.

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