Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Skype is one of the coolest things I've seen come out of the ethernet/technology field since KaZaa. In fact, it is brought to you by the same founder of KaZaa. It is called Skype. It is much like Instant Messaging except you actually can call the person live and pay no toll/long distance charges. I tell you what, this has the VOIP people & telephone people going nuts! I'm sure there will be some lobbying in Washington DC to make this illegal (like the music industry did to Napster). From lightreading.com: "Skype is built on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology, using third-party computers to route calls. Like KaZaA, Skype is free for users. Good news for them; less so for the companies that want VOIP to make money."