Boss key revisited

by Volker Weber

[via Alex]


and that's excatly the reason why video on the phone will never take off. People can't lie about their whereabouts anymore. (Not that that ever would be necessary....)

Jens-Christian Fischer, 2007-07-18

Ever been caught by an important call while being busy in the toilet?


Pietrjan Lansbergen, 2007-07-18

Firefox zeigt nichts an - bei Safari kann ich das Video ansehen. Komisch.

Ulrich Berding, 2007-07-18

@Pietrjan - how about getting a call from someone in the bathroom? I had to wonder about the caller's sense of importance. You are so busy that you HAD to make that call while in the loo? And I HAD to listen to it? Unbelievable.

Gregg Eldred, 2007-07-18

I'm not so sure that this will be a big issue in the long term. A lot of webcams already do face tracking and can insert realistic background images in the video feed. He could just select the "in bed" background before answering the call. ;-)

Bob Congdon, 2007-07-19

Videophones have been entirely possible fore than fifty years. The phone telcos reserved bandwidth for them (which was put to use as ISDN later).

The reason we don't have them? We don't want them.

Andrew Pollack, 2007-07-19

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