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The AT&T Picturephone

Before there was Skype and internet video chats, there was the AT&T Picturephone. It’s never really made sense to me why this technology didn’t take off at least a little bit. Video phones were shown in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and this video is from 1970, two years after 2001 was released. But then again, a lot of things that were assumed to become common in life by 2001 never quite panned out, unfortunately.

Published on February 18, 2014