Wow, that’s familiar. The video below is a promotional look at packetized voice conferencing via ARPANet in January 1978. Like all conference calls, someone has trouble dialing in, everyone else sits around waiting for them, and then nothing is accomplished. Really, the only thing missing is having to ask everyone to mute because of loud background noise.
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This is so awesome, David! Thanks for sharing it. I wonder what the folks then would make of what we have now? Will the tech be better 40 years from now?