chapter  17
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Videoconferencing and Virtual Reality

A number of qualifications are included in the Byte articles. In a piece entitled ‘Video conquers the desktop’, for instance:

Video files could also spread problems for networks: frequent video-mail transfers could clog LANs…. Desktop videoconferencing systems typically compromise by offering smaller windows (as tiny as 80×96 pixels), grainier colour (8 bits per pixel instead of 24 bits), and lower frame rates (5 frames per second or less under certain conditions).