About Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s in three parts; you might be surprised when you hear which country Yon is more hopeful about.

Ed doesn’t say how he recorded the interview, but I’ll use this as a peg anyway to relay the news that Skype calls are free for the rest of the year if you’re calling in the U.S. or Canada. Skype is our software of choice for conducting podcast interviews, as I explained in my how-to-have-your-own-radio-show post last month. I’d be remiss, though, if I didn’t mention their dealings with the ChiComs, which earned them a spot of dishonor in our very first Vent. Make up your own mind. If enough new users sign up in North America, we might gain enough leverage to put pressure on the company.

Like we do with, er, Microsoft and Google.

Tags: China