from the message-loud-and-clear dept.
Mark Gibbs writes "If you've recently fired up Skype you may have noticed a dialog box with a warning appear briefly (at least on OS X) then vanish. If you're fast enough to catch it you'll find that it's warning you that some application you're using that works with Skype will stop working in December, 2013. This applies to all sorts of software supporting headsets, cameras, ... you name it."
"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple
system that worked."
-- John Gall, _Systemantics_