Skype at WAL*MART
I’ve talked to a few people this morning about this after reading a small article in The Wall Street Journal. Reactions ranged from an elitist “harumph…who shops for technology at Walmart?” to “This really puts Skype telephony on the map.“
I agree with the latter statement. I’ve evangelized Skype to numerous groups and individuals with great success and it has materially changed their ability to easily and affordably talk with people (and loved ones as I’ve helped some seniors get started with Skype so they could see their grandchildren growing up in other countries for example).
My hope is that this also shifts the mindset of telephony products vendors who’ve pretty much abdicated the delivery of Skype phones to either Asian or geeky product providers. Simplicity is what will continue to accelerate VoIP and it’s still a little too “bit-twiddling” for Joe SixPack.
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.