Just a couple of data points. I spent an hour talking to Henry Story in France this morning, he’s doing some work on BlogEd and given the obvious pain around Web authoring, maybe we should be looking closer at that. Oh, Henry and I didn’t use the telephone, that would cost money, we chatted face-to-face across eight timezones via iChat AV, which is of course free. Other telephony news: I have a Vonage phone on my office desk, and now Vonage tells me that for an additional C$12.50/month, I can get a SoftPhone. If I do, then my computer will have a phone number... that phrase somehow resonates; I don’t think I understand what it means yet. Meanwhile, Russell Beattie has been telling us about the present and near-future (1, 2, and 3) of wireless. It seems to me that the whole world-wide telephone business has been smashed into little pieces and thrown up into the air, and who can tell what it’s going to look like when it all lands. [Update: Later the same day, the launch of Skype 1.0 for Windows. Hold on tight.]


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