Paleofuture's recovered this great Western Electric videophone ad from one of the early rounds of failed video telephony. The ad itself comes from an intriguing-sounding book called The Golden Age of Advertising: The 60s. Be sure to check the whole Paleofuture post for a great potted history of the boom-and-bust videophone efforts over the years.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.