Chapter 1. The Communications Renaissance

Telephony Revolution

Fast forward to the near future—to the year 2010. I just finished yet another training seminar. Sweating a bit from all the excitement and talking, tired from standing all day, and a bit hoarse, I walk back to my hotel and at the same time, join a late afternoon conference call with one of my colleagues, Seth. Instead of just holding the phone up to my face generating even more heat, I am having a live video and voice conversation with him on my new mobile phone (see Figure 1.1).

Figure 1.1. Mobile video call

Mobile video call

We wrap up the conference call and then I head ...

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