And itâ€™s just over four short years since I first started using Skype, in August 2004.
Skype has made a big impact for millions of people in enabling those people to communicate with others, for free in many cases and most definitely at low cost in all cases.
Twice a week, with Shel in California (usually) and me here in the UK, we record our one-hour show over Skype. Weâ€™ve been doing that since January 2005 and weâ€™ve now done 375 shows, plus a good 30 or more niche podcasts (interviews, reviews, etc).
If Skype hadnâ€™t been around when we started FIR, I very much doubt we would have started at all.
So I say a big â€˜thank youâ€™ to Skype.
Today, I canâ€™t imagine there not being a service like Skype. Yes, there are now a few competitors. But for me, Skypeâ€™s the one I stick with.
So congratulations, Skype, and hereâ€™s to another five years.