and it's sad. It used to be that the world envied us for our innovations and freedoms. Now they rush to have chat and email integrated in their web browdsers.
take a breath before replying. Just posting to be humorous.
For all us non-US citizens eager to get our hands on the lovely chat features within GMail all we can do it wait till our Google overlords deem our little countries worthy...unless you hack, well change your settings.
Simply change your language to English(US) and low and behold you now have Chat.
Thanks to my buddy Steve Haynes for pointing that out to me after days of bragging that he had chat and I didn't.