I have recently joined the world of Skype, and I have spoken to my family on the other side of the world three times this week. While I realize I'm very late to the party, I can't get over the fact that I'm talking to people who are half a day away, and it doesn't cost us anything. I can be sitting at my computer, working on a project one minute, and then talking to my dad, aunt, cousins and grandmother the next.
Plus I just skyped with my 90-year-old Italian grandmother -- I mean, how cool is that?
Sometimes technology is a really good thing.