Ms. Tate: T Mr. White: W
T: Mr. White, you're worried about making more investment.
W: Especially investing in computers. The technology changes so rapidly.
T: And you have to change with it.
W: When I started, I had one simple phone, one single line phone.
T: Life was simpler then.
W: That was only last year. Now I have a multiline phone, a peeper and a cell phone.
T: No email?
W: Of course email, and voice mail and fax.
T: You should be used to changing technology.
W: I can't keep up with the changes. They happen too fast.
T: Technology has really changed the way we do business.
W: I know, with today's technology, there is no down time.
T: Do you stay in touch with the office all the time?
W: My clients can reach me anywhere by cell phone.
T: So if they can get in touch any time, your office is always open.
W: As I said, no down time.
T: You could turn off your cell phone.
W: What? How would my clients get hold of me?
T: Your clients could always email you.
W: And they do. I have computer savvy clients.
T: Email is really convenient, all you need are a computer and a modem.
W: And the fast reliable connection to the Internet.
T: Is your modem fast enough?
W: I had got a faster modem to keep up.
T: Why don't you get direct connection to the Internet?
W: One more thing to spend money on.
T: A direct Internet connection is a necessity for you.
W: A coursely necessity.