The time is ripe to announce my new email address: I am going to take the next year to switch to Gmail, because it has more features and space than both Yahoo and Hotmail combined. My email address is:
kurtmckee gmail com
Insert the 'at' and 'dot' where appropriate.
Gmail makes switching as easy as pie -- you can tell Gmail to forward all of your email to a different email address while transitioning! In my case, Gmail will funnel my email to my Northwestern account until I graduate. I get a full year to tell people about my new email address, but I only have to check my email in one place. Booyahkasha!
On a similar note, Google has now entered the instant messaging arena, and they are of course using the very beautiful Jabber. Their IM software integrates with Gmail, so I hope all of you take the time to get a Gmail account, since you'll be all set for email and IM.
Update your addressbook!