By Lysa McCarroll
Families can be spread out over cities, states and countries, making it difficult to see each other on a regular basis. Some of us are lucky if we can do an annual get-together. Regular phone calls help fill the void. But they don’t convey a “picture” of your loved one in their home environment, like a videophone call.
Video phone calls can seem like the Jetsons come to life for the uninitiated but the novelty quickly fades after a few uses and becomes “normal.” Maybe too normal. Like realizing mid-conversation that you’re still in your bathrobe and haven’t combed your hair! 🙂
But that’s also the beauty of videophone calls. You can see!
Even the most technophobic of people quickly adapt and appreciate the videophone calls. Like my mother. A seventy-ahem-cough-cough computer illiterate with a “what do I need this for” attitude was able (with some phone coaching) to download and install the software, hook up a webcam, and start calling in less than a half an hour. Continue Reading