I got a new webcam today, and immediately discovered the coolness of streaming icons in iChat. Now in iChat, your icon gets attached to each thing you say, like in a cartoon conversation. You can change your icon as often as you like and doing so changes all the icons in the chats you’re having. So as often happens, Elin and I had a chat window open the whole evening (her afternoon), while I wrote a press release, spoke with Scott and texted with Torill, talked with my Dad on the phone, did the dishes and read both elucidating and silly websites.
My icon changed a lot. And Elin took screenshots [right now you need to look at the main page to see the pics, she’ll fix that soon, no doubt]. It’s quite striking how differently the text comes across with the different icons. Oh, if you can’t quite read it, don’t worry, the bit Elin’s made public is quite inane.
I love Elin’s idea of a remake of iChat that freezes icons to their speech bubbles to tie the visual image to the words expressed. Ooh.