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This jazz-age magazine article is about the creation of what we have come to call video communication; that is to say, the electronic compliance between telephone and video screen working in complete harmony in order that both parties can view one another during the conversation - and although one-sided, this did take place as early as 1927 when future President Herbert Hoover, in Washington, addressed an audience in New York (they were not viewed by the former). The following segment from the article shows that back in the day, "television" was a verb:

"To television a speaker's face from Washington to New York, for example,the light starts from carbons of an automatic arc lamp. In front of the lamp is a disk with fifty holes around it's edge..."

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Oh Boy! Two-Way Video Chatting (Literary Digest, 1927)

Oh Boy! Two-Way Video Chatting (Literary Digest, 1927)

Oh Boy! Two-Way Video Chatting (Literary Digest, 1927)

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