Until skype my father never really used the computer much. Or more accurately he never used the computer much himself. He would always have others write the emails or surf to the pages he wanted, but that was before he discovered and starting using skype.

Skype has changed things forever. He’s now switching on the computer, checking his mails and of course using skype on an almost daily basis. The transformation has been quick and still takes some believeing! Skype is still the primary application he uses and with the arrival of the new USB skype phone he’s even happier to be able to stop using the headset.

The phone works well but still requires the computer to be switched on. The newer WiFi based skype phones are starting to appear and promise to make things even easier.