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Virus pandemic ushering in era of telework that is here to stay

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Web meetings are definitely not my thing. But now that I am working more days from home, I can no longer avoid them altogether.

As I am still unused to operating a webcam, I get nervous every time I turn it on. The screen would show my untidy kitchen. And should I forget to mute the microphone, it would pick up my worthless monologue.

A major home electronics store I recently visited had a dedicated sales counter for teleworking needs.

Headphones and printers for home use were selling briskly, but I was told compact webcams for video conferences are emerging as the hottest addition.

"Because of the novel coronavirus,........

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