The Advent Of The Video Phone

Amazon is selling a Logitech QuickCam Communicate video camera with microphone for under $40.

Here is what one reviewer had to say:

Previously we purchased a cheaper web cam. This was not a good thing. We then decided upon the logitech. The picture is great and we are enjoying being able to talk to our friends and see them at the same time. This was a great purchase for us!
What is so remarkable is that this use as a video phone is no big thing. And that review was from 2008.

Amazing. And why is it so amazing? I grew up in the 50s when stuff like this was imagination only. Either that or you needed a broadcast network. I guess now we have a different kind of broadcast network and color cameras at less than $1/2 million a pop.

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 06.14.09 at 08:21 AM


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