Just a few days before US internet auction company eBay announced it was buying telecommunications software company Skype for at least $2.6 billion (€2.1bn), I met my first Skype user.
I had vaguely assumed that most users would be techie types. But it turns out that all sorts of Irish people are now turning to Skype for free or cheap telephony.
Skype makes software that allows you to talk to people round the world for...
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