For those that don't know David Beckemeyer, he's the co-founder of Earthlink. Over a year ago he introduced PhoneGnome, a really evolutionary telephony product that I've had the good fortune to advise on, and use for some time.
David is also one of the smartest technology executives at making a product consumer easy, just like he did at Earthlink, where they made getting people onto the Internet really simple, credit that is often mistakenly credited to AOL.
So when David shared some numbers with me about usage of different telephony types of calls, I was nothing short of amazed at how on net calling is becoming very much in vogue, and how PhoneGnome owners are making 16 percent of their calls between each other as well as 42 percent traversing the ITSPs vs. 39 percent over the PSTN, a number that will only shrink.
David is clearly on the path of disruption in his very disciplined way. Keep an eye on PhoneGnome and watch the minutes grow.