Just wanted to make an amusing note that a few weeks ago I was involved in a client conference call that started roughly at 9:30 am and went on till around 6:30pm with around 15 people in 3 time-zones in the US. I was not in the call all along and re-joined it a number of times but that’s the longest conference call I have participated in. We were smoke-testing website and TeamSite content management integration with web services and back-end systems including Siebel and Oracle.
Makes me shudder to think what would have happened had there been international participants with their time-zone disparities.