Video phones and weblogging from a warzone

Stuart Hughes is a BBC journalist keeping a real weblog from somewhere in Northern Iraq. He’s posting words, pictures and some audio and, amazingly, he has time to surf the web (how does he do that? Via his satphone? That’s where my license fee is going, then…) so it’s from Stuart that I got this link to a Slate article that answers my questions from the other day about these videophone gadgets. I learn, for instance, that they achieve the 128Kb necessary for a reasonable picture by lashing together two satphone lines.