I am looking for some insight on this VOIP thing. Why is it, seems to
> me, getting hot now? This thing has been around for many years (I
> remember using Internet Telephony application almost a decade ago),
> why is it getting hot now?
Likely because the technology has improved enough that people are using it on a regular basis.
why does it take so long for it to get some
> tracking? Is there anything different now that makes it more
> appealing than a decade ago?
Sure. It works better than it did a decade ago. Also, it's popular now because of the perceived value as compared to pricing for regular wireline service.