Now, Even Technophobes Can Join The Virtual Conference

It's getting easier than ever to work with other people thousands of miles away. The latest handy helper comes in the form of Hewlett-Packard Co.'s OmniShare, an appliance that lets even people who never touch a personal computer work jointly on documents and diagrams. The $2,595 device, which hooks up between a phone and phone line, features a notebook-sized screen with a pen that triggers on-screen icons to find files, mark them up, and even send them to a PC.

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