Nice - a point, contrary to mine, powerfully and eloquently argued!
It implies that that you can ... shake their hand over a messy desk and a large monitor attached to an expensive Unix workstation. It implies position and power...
Heheh! Well, not really. In my case (which is probably all too typical), we drones get stuck with 200-MHz Wintel boxes running Windows 98 or something, on corporate Windows network domains with login ID's derived directly from the payroll database. And internet access through some creaky old Frame Relay cloud, bouncing through a X.25 gateway on the opposite coast. :-)
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