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Old 13.09.2011, 17:02
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meeting people in switzerland

one of the funny things about switzerland is the people you bump into here. i met friends i know from london and new york in zurich by accident just because they were passing through on business (and zurich is so small).

strange thing for me this week will be meeting a 'friend'. he's a virtual friend since we never met in person and chatted only on irc and email beginning back when we were both students. it's kinda funny that we've 'known' each other for over 10 years but never met in person or even communicated other than through writing.

in that time, we went from being geek students, to getting jobs and starting our own businesses and still we never met.

well this year his company was acquired by google and so he relocated his family, company and employees to zurich and we will meet for the first time. at the moment, it seems that all roads converge to zurich and it makes life fun and unpredictable.

i wanted to share this and also ask if you have met 'virtual' friends before and whether you got any unexpected surprises or funny stories to tell.
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Re: meeting people in switzerland

You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy film directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the the play Parfumerie by Miklós László. The film is about two letter-writing lovers who are completely unaware that their sweetheart is in fact the person with whom they share a certain degree of animosity. An adaptation of Parfumerie was previously made as The Shop Around the Corner, a 1940 film by Ernst Lubitsch and also a 1949 musical remake, In the Good Old Summertime by Robert Z. Leonard starring Judy Garland. You've Got Mail updates that concept with the use of e-mail. Influences from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice can also be seen in the relationship between Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly — a reference pointed out by these characters actually discussing Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennet in the film. Ephron insists that You've Got Mail was as much about the Upper West Side itself as the characters, highlighting the "small town community" feel that pervades the Upper West Side.
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