At Civil Dialogue, we believe in the power of face-to-face communication. In turns out that we had an ally in none other than a visionary leader of the digital realm, Steve Jobs. In the biography, “Steve Jobs,” Walter Isaacson says that Jobs was a strong believer in “face-to-face meetings” and had office buildings designed to “promote encounters and unplanned collaborations.” Isaacson quotes Jobs on page 431: “There’s a temptation in our networked age to think that ideas can be developed by email and iChat,” he said. “That’s crazy. Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions.” We couldn’t agree more. Technology has its place, but programs like Facebook are no substitute for actual faces!