I, Cringley has a great article up this week that talks about Mailinator and Talkinator, two apps that perform very familiar tasks in a very unfamiliar way. They are both very exciting, and prove that even these days you can do great things on the Internet without a big wallet.
Mailinator is a webmail service with no login required. Just make up a name - firstname.lastname@example.org - when a website asks you for an email address, and you're done. A brilliant tool for keeping spam out of your inbox.
Talkinator is an embedded chat client that also requires no login - just pick a name, and start talking (reminds me of the good old days of IRC). Put Talkinator on your website, and you can instantly talk with anyone visiting your site.
Posted by Woody at 7:48 AM