[olug] Instant messaging

Chris Garrity m0ntar3 at home.com
Sat Jan 27 22:18:34 UTC 2001

	Me thinks AOL (AIM) swallowed Mirabilis, Ltd. (ICQ).. AIM is putting out its
very own (closed source) distribution of AIM for Linux operating systems. For
purists there's gaim. Me thinks IM'ing is a reinvention of email, with less
overhead. But still, everyone can't pile in the phone booth like with IRC. Maybe
if Gopher came back things'd change. If Lotus notes and Exchange would die
things would change.

	As for rocking the foundations and creating *change* (the only constant), me
thinks that's a job for "anonymous and distributed file sharing." Napster is
kind of like it.. but not really. ADFS systems like:

	... and friends http://wmf.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$1635?mode=topic

	... have big implications within both the Halls of Justice and The Legions of

AOL AIM Linux http://www.aol.com/aim/linux.html
GAIM http://www.marko.net/gaim/

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