SKY-FI

Finweek English Edition - - Online - By Simon Dingle

A VIDEO call I made over Skype from 33 000 feet above At­lanta in the USA this week failed to im­press my four-year-old. He’s used to speak­ing to me on the in­ter­net when I travel and has come to ex­pect it to be pos­si­ble from any­where.

Be­cause we use video to chat to each other I can show him things I’ve bought him on my trav­els, or what the view looks like from my ho­tel win­dow.

He uses the high-tech con­ver­sa­tion to pull faces at me or show me what he made at school that day. And the cost of the call is free, aside from the in­ter­net con­nec­tion it­self.

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