Linux Journal: Cooking with Linux: When I'm Calling You...on Video
Dec 10, 2002, 11:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)
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"Do you remember 2001: A Space Odyssey, François? As we
welcome 2003, I can't help but think about all the promises that
vision of the future held, and it makes me a little sad, mon ami.
Ah, merci. The 1998 Rhone Hermitage is exactly what I need. I
realize that our guests will be here shortly, François, but
consider this. We have a space station, but it's not quite the
majestic wheel in space we see in the movie. There's certainly no
lunar base nor orbital hotel, but at least we have this.
"Quoi? Why it's a video phone, François, and today, I
will demonstrate it to our guests. What did you say? Ah, but they
are already here! Welcome once again, mes amis, to Chez Marcel,
where fine Linux cooking meets fine wine, non? François has
your tables ready and has already opened the wine.
"From time to time, in this restaurant, we have offered up
recipes that make use of your webcam, from capture utilities to
home security. Today, we visit the webcam once again to bring you
something that was promised so many years ago. When I was but a
small child, it seemed that every television science-fiction
program was promising a video phone. Years passed, and while I have
seen such things demonstrated on television, my video phone
remained as distant as the faraway studios themselves..."