“We’ve been imagining a future of ubiquitous videophones for over a century. And today it’s considered no big deal that we’re able to make video calls with devices that we carry around in our pockets. But it took a while to get to that point. One reason? It was incredibly expensive.”
Interesting article, but I think there were many more reasons. Video did not have bandwidth, and it was more frustrating than it was useful. But cost was certainly a challenge as well!