Thursday, August 16, 2007
Skype: The grid in darkness
The major outage of Skype shows, how addicted we are. So many peaople and companies do have a real problem now. No conference calls overseas, no "Hi Dad hi Mum, I just arrived, everything is ok". I was trying to call my wife in Phnom Penh, but I had to use a mobile connection (which is reall expensive from Germany to Cambodia). Skype seems to be a world-wide AT&T right now, and with the technical problems the lights had gone off in the world of voice over IP. Temporarly, of course. The guys are working hard, as you can read on heartbeat.skype.com.