Friday, January 20, 2006

What a Small World!

A woman - let's call her "Helen" - just called me. Her & her husband moved to Vancouver from the Czech Republic just 6 weeks ago. She had learned about the Digital Divide program while reading an article by Robyn Stubbs in 24 Hours.

We got to talking about what computer we'll be providing to her family. As I always do, I asked her for her postal code. When I started typing it into my Excel spreadsheet, Excel performed its "type ahead" feature, and it immediately became clear that this postal code belonged to someone else, which meant that a previous recipient also lives in her block. Then when I asked her for her actual address, it turned out that they live in the same building!

What a small world!!!

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