David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

10 Responses to “Debut of the Picturephone”

  1. wrf1984 says:

    Brilliant take-down.

  2. Brainspore says:

    Picture phones are kind of like casual jumpsuits. Both technologies were perfectly mature by the 1970s, but for some reason we tend to think of them as things that will be widely adopted in the not-too-distant-future.

  3. knoxblox says:

    Whenever I see picture-phones, I’m always transported to the phone booth in 2001: A Space Odyssey, where William Sylvester’s daughter tells him she wants a bushbaby for her birthday.

  4. eldueno says:

    When will someone produce a land-line phone adapted to send and receive text? 

  5. until I saw the bank draft that said $6393, I didn’t believe that my mom in-law actualie making money in there spare time on there computar.. there moms best frend has done this for less than fourteen months and a short time ago paid the mortgage on there appartment and bourt a top of the range Ford Mustang. go to,………. ZOO80.ℂom

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