I always wonder when video on phone calls will really take off. It has to be the most highly anticipated technology advancement that has never really happened.
I had a Skype Video call with Brad Feld today.
Without question video communicates more information and emotion. From this simple screen shot for instance you can tell certain key things not easily ascertained on a voice only call.
- Brad had some bad sushi last night that clearly is still interrupting his day.
- Brad has an avid exercise program going that involves spontaneously breaking into sets of chin-ups in the door way.
- Someone has installed a microphone above Brads head to capture the secrets of such investments like Zynga.
Maybe Facetime on the iPhone will bring us all our calls in this kind of rich media!