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Tech 10 Years Ago - 2 Cents
Posted by: Mark Nichols

09 Dec 2009


Paul, would you like to comment on the following quote from this article:

"And Skype, which provides video chats for anyone with an Internet connection, lets us see and hear people who might be halfway across the world - for free.

"That's like the revolutionary thing that's happening right now," Levinson points out. "The idea that you can talk to someone and see their face and have a video conversation with them that doesn't cost anything - that would have been science fiction 10 years ago."
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Tech 10 Years Ago
 
Science fiction...except that for in 1/2000 or soon after, I was doing video chat via aol instant messenger and probably on msn messenger, too. For free. So I suppose that 10 yrs ago it was more like science non-fiction.
09 Dec 2009
Paul 
Tech 10 Years Ago
 
I searched the Wikipedia entries for AOL Instant Messenger and MSN Messenger to no avail for a start date for video chat. Both entries suggest a start date of around 2004 or 2005 for video conferencing. This does not jive with my webcam chat memories. Could it have been 2002? Certainly no later than 2002 was I video chatting on AIM.
11 Dec 2009
Paul 

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