Interesting things from Nugget and DrunkenBlog about Google Talk. From the latter, how it may affect "The Triuvirate" — AOL, MSN, Y! — and accelerate competition, and therefore better circumstances for the user. From the former, how that might not happen: how the IM situation parallels (and doesn't) that of e-mail, a while back, and how Google isn't taking the necessary steps to promote smooth intercommunication.
I'm almost tempted to run my own Jabber server just so I can e-mail Google and say that they should communicate with my server.