For years now, I have enjoyed the conversation exchange on such programs as MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, AIM, IRC and now Skype. Since using the Skype voice feature and the headset communication on Xbox Live!, I find that I really get fed up with the need to type to people now.

E-mails and writing articles never bothers me, however during long conversations with messenger programs over the internet, I begin advertising the virtues of Skype and using USB headsets instead.

Skype has really revolutionised the chat medium for the internet and although voice support has been around for a few years, Skype has really grabbed this feature by the neck and flung it into something really exciting and quite modern.

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James Woodcock

James is a Freelance Journalist, Copywriter, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming, gadgets and technology, both retro and modern. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles, including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, whilst also interviewing well-known industry figures for popular online publications. Creator of the ScummVM Music Enhancement Project and host of the Game & Gadget Podcast. View his portfolio here: James Woodcock's Portfolio.

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3 thoughts on “Typing is sooooo Retro…

  • yeah I gotta admit, Skype is clear as a bell and with multi people converations it works well.

    But I’m so used to typing now…

    writing on the other hand IS retro

  • Ahhhh writing good point….

    Yes I am afraid with the years and years of typing documents and chatting on the various chat programs, my actual hand writing is quite dreadful unless I really concentrate.


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