IaM hyPE

Tom tomwhore@inetarena.com
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?