Zoom Doomed

Not a day goes by when I don’t witness the over/mis-signifying of “meeting” which basically damages possibilities for elevated communication.

Calling the coordinated exchange of messages or moderated access to shared material (like a blackboard) a conference or meeting seems to neglect a factor that is rather important in meetings. Often the explicit exchange of messages is relatively unimportant compared with the development of social relations in the group of participants that happens simply by the fact that they are close to each other as humans for a while.

Perspectives and Metaphors for Human-Computer Interaction, Susanne Maaß and Horst Oberquelle

Thus, Zoom doomed, perhaps.

Ross Chapman @internetross