What were you doing 21 years ago today ? I was meeting Lady Diana and launching Videophones!
21 years ago there was no digital footprint ideas so there is no digital trace or record, but I do have the press cutting that got me into a lot of trouble. I had no idea back then how advanced the technology was as it seemed normal to me or how long it would take to generate adoption. Of interest to me is that the big issue of the day was privacy ( you answer the phone and someone can see you, can they remotely switch on the camera and look round my home). I have never appeared to escape the clutches of privacy issues. The context is; I was working at GEC Marconi on Videophones with Tom, Dave , Mark , Alvin , Rob and Andy , Andy , Les to name a few of the team. I was at the Ideal Home exhibition in London and on the BT stand and launching the Videophone. The Relate 2000 videophone was the first one BT made commercially. It promised callers the chance to see, and be seen by, the person they were talking to. It featured a flip-up screen on the right, where the video