The wonders of the Internet: Saigon calling

I couldn’t sleep this morning, so I got up at about 4:30am and twittered one of those meaningless messages that was really just a “hey, is anyone up?” sort of thing. Shortly thereafter, I got a direct message via Twitter from a friend in Vietnam who I had been trying to hook up with recently saying, “still up?” I IM’ed him immediately to say I was, then he called me on his VoIP line from Saigon. It was 8pm there and the Halloween festivities were just winding down — you could hear the sounds of his sugar-amped kids in the background. We had a nice chat.

Wow, this Internet thing is just huge.