Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Free Ride Ending Soon?

I just downloaded the latest version of Skype for Mac, and I noticed a big change. It's not the technical changes you may have read about online, but it's something more disheartening. Previous versions of Skype greeted the user with the slogan "The World Can Talk For Free". Now, the words "Take a Deep Breath" appear on screen as the program loads. Not exactly the same thing now, is it. Are we to assume that the free ride is over? I hate to be a pessimist, but while great deals like Skype can't go on forever, did they have to use the word FREE in previous editions of the program? I suppose it's a small point, but free or not, with Nokia phones being able to run a Symbian version of Skype, it's still the best deal in telephony out there.

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