VoIP – the $1000 telephone?

Robert Cringely: Beam Me Up:

"VoIP is replacing a $20 phone with a $1,000 computer. What Apple has in mind is creating an entirely new form of computing experience, but this time — because it will take place mainly on a TV and not on a computer — many users may not think of it as a computing experience at all."

Well, not quite. I can get VoIP using my AUD$299 router, but he’s talking about Skype, and Apple’s iChat AV play. Interesting take…