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Humanist Archives: April 14, 2020, 8:12 a.m. Humanist 33.759 - interoperability for zooming?

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 759.
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        Date: 2020-04-13 19:07:57+00:00
        From: Francois Lachance 
        Subject: Fwd: Zooming on Facebook 

Willard et al.

I have been split between Zoom users and FaceTme for multichannel users. At
work we use Skype and MSTeams; at home we use FaceTime. In trying to organize a
meeting of old friends from Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
we bumped into the Zoom versus FaceTime versus Skype question. I use FaceTime
Version 5.0 (3080) (I don't have the Skype version at hand (I WFH but keep the
work laptop lockdown on off hours & days.)

Does any one know of plans to make the platforms interoperable i.e. a Skyper
can talk/chat/record/jam with a friend or collaborator on Zoom or FaceTime?

I ask this question of interoperability as a form of accessibility (in the
abstract) to have a concrete real-world application in this time of our

Thanks. Take Care.

BTW my current use for FaceTime is as mirror.


Francois Lachance
to think is often to sort, to store and to shuffle: humble, embodied tasks

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