This post is a departure from my normal approach. I usually do some research, create several drafts, rewrite, polish, and let it sit for a few days waiting for a better idea or angle. Today I was making a video call to my telecom business partners Bill, Mark, and Jeremiah about 25 miles away at Jeremiah’s place of business. I didn’t know this in advance, but they got crazy and hooked their video phone to a large screen TV. Then they dialed me up and captured the demo call on their cell phone camera. Within about 5 minutes I was on the Internet. If they can do all of that in 15 minutes, I ought to be able to recount the story in 15 minutes or less (not counting the time it took to get the idea.)
So, go to: http://qik.com/video/1760964 and see what an inexpensive video phone using GlobaLINX digital phone service, an off-the-shelf cell phone, a big expensive TV, and a little ingenuity can do. Voila! I’m an international movie star! Okay, the videographer (Mark) needs some practice. But hey, we had fun!