can world peace be far behind?

anyone remember having to use a special mail prefix for sending email to Compuserve or Prodigy users? If not, count your blessings. Though, if the evil forces opposing net neutrality have their way, we might yet see such abominations arise in our URLs…

Well, instant messaging has been in that particular limbo for many years. Decades, in fact. Until today. A while back, Google announced total compatibility with the Jabber chat protocol; that finally set off enough alarm bells of fear at Miccrosoft and Yahoo to set in motion the grand plan of cross-platform chat once and for all. And today, those plans come to fruition.

Behold – cross-platform chat, on Yahoo Messenger and MSN.