If you thought Skype was a new idea, you need to catch up on your old school sci-fi movies! Video phone concepts have actually been popping up since the 1870s. Proof? This collection of forward looking photos, illustrations, and ads.
For more vintage (and more recent) electronic developments, take a look at these great vintage portable televisions, video advertisements for brick sized cellphones, vintage televisions from the days of yore, 12 magic lanterns, or 15 impressive pneumatic massage networks. [Oobject]