BY JIM KARPEN
One more time: You can use your computer and the Internet totalk to anyone anywhere in the world for free. Skype, the software that letsyou do this, is hot—over 140,000 people download it each day.
You might be wondering, what’s new about this? It’s been around a long time.In fact, we’ve covered it in the past.
There seems to be several reasons why Skpe is taking the Internet by storm.
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Jim Karpen, Ph.D., college professor, Internet devotee. Jim teaches writing at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. Jim has been interested in the revolutionary consequences of computer technology ever since writing his Ph.D. dissertation in 1984 at Bowling Green State University on the study of the "digitized word".