You’d assume that after nearly a full yr underneath coronavirus lockdowns (expensive GOD) we’d have all grow to be fairly used to the pandemic adjustments and “new normals”, but right here I’m nonetheless strolling all the best way to the grocery retailer entrance earlier than I understand I’ve forgotten my masks and panicking throughout Zoom conferences as a result of it’s my flip to speak and I can’t discover the unmute button. Fortuitously for me and anybody else who’s nonetheless scuffling with the essential capabilities of digital conferences, we’re not alone.
In Texas this week, lawyer Rod Ponton attended digital proceedings by way of Zoom as a cat.
A primary for not solely the Texas Judicial Courts, however seemingly in any American court docket. Digital or in any other case.
When the proceedings commenced, the presiding Choose Roy Ferguson rapidly observed that one of many attending attorneys, Mr. Ponton, had unintentionally turned on a filter that turned him right into a kitten that, whereas lovable, positively doesn’t look certified to observe legislation. Ponton defined by the tiny kitten mouth on-screen that he and his assistant have been making an attempt to repair the problem and famous that “I’m not a cat”, which I hope was included within the official transcript.
I don’t know which is best, Cat Lawyer or Potato Boss, however what I do know is whoever created filters for digital conferences and made them so rattling onerous to disable deserves a elevate.