Mustafa has posted a cool screencam of shared editing using Eclipse. He and a friend, Thomas, chat via Skype while they work together on the same file in shared editor. It’s about as good as real side-by-side pair-programming… It may even be a little better (though pair-programming traditionalists may baulk at the notion of both members coding at the same time). Watching code appear in two places at the same time is a little freaky. Frankly, it’s fantastically cool.
If you need a little more incentive to watch, there’s a bit of a World of Warcraft slant to it.