Skype. It’s new, and it’s hot. It lets you make free calls to anyone who has the Skype software. Your eery voice travels across the interweb, and freaks the hell out of anyone who works for a telecommunications company.
Freaking the hell outta the telecommunications industry is not what I’m about. I’m about free calls. That’s good stuff.
Here’s what the chairman of the Federal Communications Commision had to say about the whole mess:
‚ÄúI knew it was over when I downloaded Skype…when the inventors of KaZaA are distributing for free a little program that you can use to talk to anybody else, and the quality is fantastic, and it‚Äôs free ‚Äì it‚Äôs over. The world will change now inevitably.‚Äù
Fortune Magazine, February 16, 2004
And when you’re all dressed to go, get Skype.