The problem with being cutting edge

So Google has a new service (they’re turning into the new Microsoft it seems some days): Instant Messaging. Right now, it’s only available to people that have a GMail account, so if you don’t have one of those, you can’t use it. But I, being a Blogger user, have a GMail account from way back. I never use it really, but I have one. The problem is, I’ve downloaded their IM client, but none of my friends with GMail accounts has downloaded it. So I don’t have anyone to talk with to see how well it works. One of the risks of being an “early adopter”, as I believe the term is.

The system will also allow voice conversations via the internet, but I don’t have a suitable headset or microphone, so even had one of my friends downloaded Google Talk, as it is called, I couldn’t have tried out that feature.

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