The Zoom of its day, AT& T’s Picturephone II get live on June 30, 1970, in Pittsburgh.
In 1964, AT& T launched its Picturephone–a telephone with video as well as audio–at the New York World’s Fair and at Disneyland. It was an iconic moment for personal technology. But when the company then launched a business video-calling assistance, you had to go to one of three Picturephone terminals in the U.S.–New York, Washington, D.C ., and Chicago–and pay at least $ 16 to make a three-minute call. So it was no shocker that this service didn’t accurately change the world.
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