[LINK] Aussie 'Video Lifelines'

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Sun Mar 25 14:38:13 AEST 2007

At 14:45 +1000 25/3/07, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>I doubt video lifelines would have any effect without the humane concern.

Very much agreed, but there's another issue.

I argued when the public Internet was young (c. 1993) that 
counselling services would need to be text-only, or voice-only.  My 
point was that video would stultify the relationship rather than 
opening it out, and would create security issues that both sides, but 
especially counsellors can well do without.

Even in this era of mass, lemming-like self-exposure, I still think the same.

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