You never realise how much you depend on something till it’s gone.
UPDATED 14:02 GMT: Some of you may be having problems logging into Skype. Our engineering team has determined that it’s a software issue. We expect this to be resolved within 12 to 24 hours. Meanwhile, you can simply leave your Skype client running and as soon as the issue is resolved, you will be logged in. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Additionally, downloads of Skype have been temporarily disabled. We will make downloads available again as quickly as possible.
Hmmmm. And someone even asked me if I had dropped them from my skype contacts because I wasn’t online.
As for “it’s a software issue” – duh, you think so guys.
Oddly I have read a few articles noting there has been a windows update in the last 36hrs that may have been the culprit – I confess that my PC has certainly been updated. Given ebay stock price has been hit, albeit that may be market issues generally, it would be interesting if Microsoft were held culpable. However, I doubt they would be found liable as they have no duty of care to skype.