It’s Like Living in the Future

So, Apple kicked in a couple free iSight cameras for our recent order. Naturally, being the inquisitive and investigative types we are, we tried them out right away.

The iSight and iChat AV work great over our cable modem connections. We got great frame rates (15-20 per second) and phenomenal throughput (about 190 kps). Sweet! Audio was perfectly intelligible, but not CD quality. Here’s me chatting with Dave:

And here’s me chatting with Dave’s cat, Dart:

Dave is a much better conversationalist than Dart, but Dart held his own until we started discussing the influence of The Kinks on 80s new wave bands. After that, I could tell he was faking it.

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