The Microsoft Exchange Server is whack today at work, so no one has access to email or their calendars and schedules. It is a bit of a hassle because people don’t have all of the information that they need, but it has also created a subtly different atmosphere that is a welcome change. People are actually talking to each other, having conversations, organizing through face-to-face instead of the impersonality of email. While it seems like most of us welcome the chance to actually hear a voice and bond with each other, there is still a bit of awkwardness, at least on my part. i find myself a little hesitant to make eye contact, and more conscious of my comportment. there is no water cooler to chat by here and cubes are divisionary to say the least, but today at least i have some human contact at work.