I Should Hope So…

The San Jose company reported earlier this year that registered users of the service had more than doubled to 196 million people and that Skype was profitable for the first time.

Read this one sentence in a report about the Skype service outage and I was stunned. 196 million users (3% of the world’s population) and they are just now profitable?


Mike Deaver, 1938-2007

Mike Deaver really was a giant among giants, one of those very rare people that had the effect of recalibrating what it meant to be great in a particular industry. Recent years have seen many of Ronald Reagan’s inner circle pass away, yet their influence is still shaping the political landscape today.

Deaver passed away due to pancreatic cancer.