I finally broke down and bought an iSight over the weekend, and I’m very impressed with it. So far, I’m not getting a huge amount of use out of it, however, since I only know a couple of people with both Macs and iSights, and I don’t like the idea of one-way video chat (it just doesn’t seem fair). Fortunately, the newest version of AIM (5.5) is supposed to have a video chat feature that is compatible with the public beta of iChat 2.1. I tried to get it working at home with a Windows machine upstairs, but I think you need Windows XP, and I’m still using 2000. If anyone wants to give it a try, my AIM screen name is “qantrell66″. (For old-fashioned text chatting, my ICQ number is “57644155″).
By Christian Cantrell
February 9, 2004