It's author is Brisbane pastor and Courier Mail contributor Ruth Limkin.
Her blog (and the post) is here.
It reminds me of this quote:
Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures— in this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.-- Nora
- Antoine De Saint-Exupery, "Terre des Hommes" (translated into English as "Wind, Sand, and Stars"), 1939.