video iChat to flight 59 from JFK to SFO
By bblfish on Sep 30, 2008
I just got a instant messaging call from Rinaldo. He was (and as of writing this still is) in an American Airlines flight from New York to San Francisco. They recently added internet to some flights for a $13 fee. We wanted to try out what could be done with this. We tried Skype, but that did not work for some reason. This was too cool to give up, so we also tried iChat, which as you can see from the picture did work - after a few false starts. I could not hear Rinaldo very clearly as the airplane makes a lot of noise. For a conf call one would clearly need a head set, and good lighting too (I had to add a bit of exposure to the picture see here).
I am writing this from Fontainebleau, France. At Sun we really form a distributed team. :-)