Tue, 15 Jan 2002 07:15:23 -0800 (PST)
On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
--]In a sense, yes, IM is very old. In fact, AOL always had IM, but it
--]become useful and take off until BuddyList was released. Regardless of
Buddy lists are way older than AOLS propreitary crap. More histroy less
corporate hype please.
--]IRC, Zephyr, Compuserve CB Simulator (that I used in 1983 at 300 baud),
--]others were limited in various ways, didn't have permanent IDs, didn't
--]the full presence model, etc. Zephyr was one of the more interesting
--]systems, but it had plenty of flaws.
IRC has all these in various forms, if you missed them please go back and
--]What is the 'presence' model? What model is implied by IM + Presence
--]emodied by AIM, et al?