Your Life on Live Internet Protocol: Text is Out, Video is In

Technical advances in the scientific field serve a dire need first and then those totems of communication and facilitation trickle down to the mainstream.  The Deaf popularized pagers first, followed by the Hearing community in everyday business, then there was the move to SMS in cellphones and today, the new trend is video conferencing in your iPhone or iPad.  The image below shows the first TTY — teletypewriter — that the Deaf used to communicate with each other in end-to-end conversations.

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How the iPhone 4 Revolutionizes Video Calling

Yesterday’s revelation of the iPhone 4 — and the delicious idea of Video Chat using FaceTime — was tempered by AT&T’s refusal to allow FaceTime chats on their network.  If you want to Video Chat on the iPhone 4, you better find a WiFi connection.

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