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During the pandemic, video calls have become the norm for conducting training programs around the world. A friend of mine, teaches for college students and business houses on topics of Foreign Exchange, Commodity trading and accounts related topics. For the last few months, he had to take the classes from his home over video calls. He hesitatingly took to Zoom and Microsoft Teams but was finding it difficult to explain concepts to the virtual attendees with the webcam in his laptop – for viewers the whiteboard on his wall is not that legible over the camera. Yes, there are ways…

Look what I found! Old PCMCIA and CF Cards for Laptops of early generations. Before the introduction of USB ports, the PCMCIA (or PC Card) provided the first true way to expand the features of your PCs (and cameras). For the millennials, it will be hard to imagine a time when laptops didn’t have Wi-Fi or even Ethernet (LAN) ports, but they did. And you used these PC Cards to add new features to them and they worked well for the times but were expensive. I can’t recollect what we were using a laptop for without any networking, I can…