If you have never used Skype you have missed some wonderful life experiences!
Being multi-cultured means part of the people that I love live far far away.
When we first moved to NZ (1990) this meant phone calls lasting about three minutes and costing around 3$ - PER MINUTE. Ugh.
Now, thanks to this free program enabling us to talk computer to computer, we can not only talk to our beloved family members - we can see them too!
Sometimes, someone moves and the camera ends up in the wrong spot - then the screen looks something like this-> ->
But really- looking up my son's nose is a small price to pay for the pleasure of seeing him face to face on the other side of the world. (Besides... both my boys are taller, this is my usual vantage point)