but it's time to bitch a bit about Canadian prescription drugs and Internet telephone service.
Americans have become conditioned over the years -- mostly by disingenuous Big Businesses out for the Almighty Buck -- to actually *expect to get* something for nothing when they ask for it. That's, I think, the genesis of two current bits of stupidity: "let's try to get buying prescription drugs from Canada (where they're cheaper) legalized" and "hey, we can all save a lot of money if we switch over to Internet telephone service".
The second one is often also seen as "I wonder how long it will be until *all* telephone service moves to the Internet."
The answer, of course, is "forever".
In both cases, everyone seems to forget the obvious: the cheaper service is *possible* because the more expensive service is still generally popular (or more practical) -- and subsidizes it. If the majority of customers (try to) move over to the newer, "cheaper" service... well, guess what? It won't be the cheaper service for long.
There are other, more important considerations on the phone front -- the landline telephone network has other, non-obvious requirements upon it that IP telephony cannot now fulfill all of, and may never fulfill some of.