Is SKYPING on your “to-do” list ????
Ok, I know I’m one of the last to get caught up on all the new technology that our world has to offer … but this one really floored me.
Here you see my sister and her husband (in Gainesville, Florida) chatting (yes…chatting, as in talking out loud) with their daughter and son-in-law in Alaska ! I’m in the background taking the picture but they could see and hear me too.
My reason for being in Florida was to visit with my sister. She has been bed and wheelchair bound for the past 6 months…thanks to Parkinson’s disease. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was thrilled to see her able to get up on her feet, with the help of a PT girl and her devoted husband. She also retains her sense of humor and is back to emailing and helping me with the answers to crossword puzzles !
But I digress. I was writing about SKYPE. For the very few of you who don’t know… it is a software application that makes it possible to make voice calls over the internet … including video conferences.
As a matter of fact I saw the movie “It’s Complicated” recently and that was the first time that I saw SKYPE in action. There was a hilarious scene where Alec Baldwin’s bare body (not a pretty sight) gets SKYPED to his ex-wife’s boyfriend’s computer. Even explaining that to you is complicated so you can imagine how it applies to the movie.
I still have dial-up service to my computer so I guess it will be a long time before I will get SKYPE for myself. That just may be a good thing !