Skype for Young and Old
Sure, computers can be intimidating at times, but we still have to chuckle a bit when people imagine that Skype is only for the tech-savvy. Diehard Skypers know that all it takes to make free calls is a headset and the ability to click the DOWNLOAD button on Skype.com. I was recently contacted by Skype fanatic (and good grandson) Dan B. of Florida, who’s been calling both his grandmothers and his cousin, a businesswoman living in Africa. Dan turns 11 this Sunday, and he’s managed to master Skype despite the fact that the rest of his family hasn’t caught on yet. After I reassured him that “Skype calls would indeed be free forever” and letting him know that he has to wait a few years before working for the company, he asked me if I’d be kind enough to share his story with the Skype community. Since I’m a nice guy, I could hardly say no. So–a very happy Skype birthday to Florida’s Dan B., as well as a reminder to all of us that it doesn’t take a master’s degree in Computer Science and years of training to enjoy the benefits of free calling anywhere in the world!