Video E-mail to Replace Regular E-mail?
When Apple ships nearly all of its notebook PCs with a small video camera built right into the screen, you know that e-mail messages will eventually become old school, and video e-mail isn’t far behind.
I was trolling around today and read about a site that’s doing exactly this. Here’s an example. SightSpeed. You have to give this guy credit for coolness – he recorded this at 30,000 feet.
I’m not convinced yet whether if, how, or when this will catch on. I mean, he could have easily said this quicker and faster in a text e-mail. Sure, the visual and audio cues are more powerful than text, but if you had 40 of these in your in-box in the morning, you’d need an entire extra morning just to get through your video-mail. And until you can play a video right in your in-box, your viewers are going to have to wait for a web browser to load up. (Yawn.)
I say the jury’s still out on this one, but it’s something I’m paying attention to. What do you think?