I studied engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology and my first job out of college was at Bell Telephone Laboratories working on the first picture phone
While in the 1960s, the invention of what was called the 'picture phone
' was, economically speaking, a disaster (Bell Labs lost half a billion dollars on the development), probably everyone would agree that, in retrospect, the invention resulted in disruptive technology, where today CMOS image sensors are indeed an integral part of smart phones and other devices.
At the same World's Fair, there were demonstrations of moving sidewalks and picture phones
. Those took a little longer to come into use, but we now have moving walkways at airports (cities decided not to splurge on the questionable advantage of keeping all of us from using our feet, ever!), and of course the picture phone
exists- and it's practically flee-in the form of Skype.
Nicholas Winterton MP -Telegram Fed-Exed from his second home To the Kings Road, Chelsea branch of Vodafone: I'm sorry you sold me a picture phone
. Really, really sorry."
"Keep your eyes and ears open, ask questions if you need to, carry your camera or picture phone
, and e-mail your anecdotes and photos to us at email@example.com .
No Palm Pilot, no satellite radio, no picture phone
, no DSL, no iPod, no video camera (digital or otherwise), no home theater system, no fancy stereo set-up, no 54-inch flat-screen plasma tv.
A JILTED lover was shot by armed cops after he threatened to shoot his ex-girlfriend in a terrifying picture phone
message, it was claimed last night.
With a video camera or picture phone
, you can also see her.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-2 December 2005-Skype to add video picture phone
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But if you have just had a baby and the grandparents live on the other coast, the picture phone
might be worth the extra fee.
St Patrick statue; St Patrick from the picture phone
; Frank Kelly took the photo at the popular waterfall near Greencastle, Co Donegal