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Affiliation

“Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.”

Anthony J. D’Angelo, writer

Technology is pretty amazing, isn’t it? If you want to get in touch with someone, you can send an email or call on the office phone, the home phone, the mobile phone. Maybe see each other via a video link or using a webcam. Even send an instant message on MSN Messenger, ‘poke’ each other on Facebook or update your Twitter feed about what you’re up to. The list goes on.

Yet humans evolved to deal with each other face to face, eye to eye. We’re social animals. We have an in-built need to get together, to shake hands, hug, kiss, pat each other on the back, whisper in each other’s ears. We actually have centres in our brains that are specifically ...

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