Skype Journal Test

Monday, August 25, 2008

Skype Video Not Dog Ready

This test of Skype's Canine Compatibility shows a confusing user interface. Is a person really there if you can't smell them (an odorama plugin?) or see them? Dogs have red/green blindness and see less detail. Cognitively, can dogs understand a computer monitor as a window to someplace else? Let's watch:

It's been five years (35 years in dog or Internet years). Does Skype have a task force working to strengthen the bonds between pets and their families? Bark-to-speech translation?

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At August 25, 2008 at 5:26 PM , Anonymous Jim Courtney said...

They need to be using Skype Video. When our dog saw our daughter on my laptop screen - which was expanded to full screen viewing - he went running to the room behind the screen to look for her.


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