video phone

Illustration by Mark Evans, Seattle Times

I read an interesting article on video conferencing a few weeks ago. It starts with these lines:

β€œIn TV ads in 1993, AT&T pitched a vision of a near-future absolutely brimming with live video communication.

From a busy mom tucking her kids in bed from a video phone booth and a barefoot exec participating in a business meeting from the beach, narrator Tom Selleck confidently promised that “You will!” soon be doing those Jetsonian tricks.

Seventeen years later, the technology is catching up.

The question is whether anyone wants to use it.” [click to continue…]

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