Well, the best unifying communication device is still the telephone. It's working well and it does all it's needed to communicate.
Why should I change it? Why do I have to install a new box, new power plug, new wires, new installation problems?
Why should I bother with instant messaging? Why should I write messages when I can talk?
Why should I be blamed by an acquaintance for not disclosing my "online status" to everybody but only to some friends? Why do I need to state "hey I am here" and "hey I am disconnected". If I am always connected, why do I have to say that I am "disconnected" or "away from pc"?
Why do I have to trust your VoIP thing is the data network (on which the VoIP service is based) is not sufficiently reliable?
Please answer these questions before thinking of crossing the chasm.
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