Tjebbe van Tijen on Wed, 22 Dec 2010 22:52:48 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> SKYPE is OUT today – Ardent lovers switch to telepathy

SKYPE is OUT today – Ardent lovers switch to telepathy

December 22, 2010 by Tjebbe van Tijen 

The illustrated version can be found at:

SKYPE is OUT TODAY… wednesday 22 december 2010 around 18:00 hours Amsterdam time. A storm of notifying Twitters whirls over the Internet while millions of users are left to wonder.

[tableau showing SKYPE settings against background of painting 'Mercury plays his flute and makes the watchman Argus doze... detail from painting by Abraham Danielszoon Hondius 1627]

Quick & Swift Messengers are no godlike beings like the god Mercuy or the all powerful Hanuman. Cable networks, data distribution centres and many more things need to function perfectly to make the being here & there at the same time possible. 

For those who took ubiquitous connectivity for granted the land of failure is always in sight, right over the horizon and today we have a glimpse of a world without SKYPE…

Ardent lovers will not be affected they will switch over – with ease – to telepathy.

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