Yesterday's TW Technology Conference panel on "Changes in Travel
Distribution" featured a group of high-powered industry players who
advised agents to get their technical houses in order lest they
miss the last train for Geekville.
Great advice, certainly. But even better was the scene on the
trade show floor where agents from both ends of the technology
spectrum showed no fear of surfing.
One agent, a twenty-something guy who obviously was born with a
silver mouse in his grasp, surfed this site with the casual
dexterity of Andre Agassi playing a hot game of ping-pong. It was
fun to watch.
Another gentleman, more in the John McEnroe age range, told me
he'd begun surfing the net three months ago. Together, we paged
through Crossroads. He had a blast, and so did I. The best part of
it was seeing somebody explore this supposedly scary technology
with the fascination of a kid riding his first bike.
I guess the lesson is that it's never too late to learn. It may
sound corny, but tough beans. If you're reading this, you're
already ahead of the learning curve. Happy surfing.