In what may be a controversial post with some pundits, Lee Dryburgh has gone out on a limb, picking up on a Phil Wolff meme to describe his passionate viewpoints and perspectives about what's up with Skype in the future. Phil in turn captured Lee's views and put them up on SkypeJournal.
Dryburgh (whose event, Ecomm is a client) clearly is coming at this from a "I've been inside" perspective and is sharing a lot of ideas and heart felt viewpoints on a company which I think is about to find its feet.
Ever since Skype was bought by eBay, the company has had a steady stream of eBay types telling it what to do. One more management change at the top is likely, post IPO or sell off, to remove the entire eBay like culture that has kept Skype from chasing its own destiny, so while the current man at the top is far better than what was there before, there's still the eBay hand on his shoulder, clouding everyone's perspective of him. That and the pesky JoltID suit which on face has to make one question the concept of "due diligence" being exercised to the finest levels prior to the eBay purchase of Skype.
Anyway, without digressing, give the post a read and recognize that a lot of Lee's thoughts are coming from someone very much inside the industry, but from a perspective of someone who has actually made things work.