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Take a Deep Breath?

5 March 2007 - 11:29am -- Joseph

We've been using Skype a lot since we've been here in Cameroon. I noticed that the title of the homepage of their website is 'take a deep breath'. I noticed this because, for the first ten minutes of loading their website, that's all I see. Their website is incredibly slow (and beleive me, I know the meaning of slow pages on this connection. Flickr? Forget it, stopped going there months ago.). The admin proceedures for the Skype account seems over-complicated as well: they always seems to involve three screens when one would do, which isn't helpful when everything takes so long to load...

I'm not knocking Skype as a service, the quality of sound we get here is incredible; we're on a fast connection for Cameroon, but still... I was suprised to find that it would support Skype at all, let alone that you could have a decent conversation on it. Very impressive.

Their website though... 'Take a deep breath'? You're not kidding...

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