A portable video camera, used by the mobile functionary to keep in touch with office. (Read
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|"" don't think that there was a portable consumer product in 1984 that allowed you to send pictures over a computer or over phone lines"
Err - yes.
There were devices in 1865 that scanned pictures or drawing and sent it over phones lines. It was the founder of the FAX - called the Pantelegraph.
(Stuart Halliday 9/7/2010 10:43:55 AM )
|"Hmmm, this seems to be partly a case of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing. I wrote about the pantelegraph here. However, I think I was trying to emphasize the idea of a small consumer device that allowed the user to send live video, as opposed to a desktop device that you might find in an office that sent still pictures. Your point is well-taken; I amended the entry to refer to video rather than pictures. "
(Bill Christensen 9/7/2010 11:25:14 AM )
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