I recall a video-meeting in the early days of such things. I had to travel two and a half hours to get to the special 'video-conferencing room' of the consultant's office. We had a two-hour slot booked with them in their hi-tech room. There were six of us at this end connecting to the customer, another four located, physically, about thirty minutes drive from this centre. The connection was troublesome and we were tended by several experts in this matter. After one hour fifty-five minutes the connection was finally made and we exchanged greetings, whereupon we were ejected from the room as it was booked by another group.
A two-hour return journey.... I wondered whether to return to the office for the remaining hour-or-so. Not for long.