Sunday, March 19, 2006

Instant Messaging (IM)

Online IM started a few years before the Internet became popular:
DARPA for work-related exchanges (1980s),
Teleview (early 1990s),
IRC (mid 1990s),
ICQ (late 1990s),
MSN/Yahoo/AOL/etc...

If you haven't heard, gMail has a new instant messaging function as well! It's quite a breeze to use albeit a tad simple (no graphics, no attachments) but it's reliable and fast.

I'm particularly impressed because i can now chat during my breakfast/lunch/dinner breaks! Currently at work the installed version of MSN Messenger is blocked (ie: can only log in using WEB Messenger which is slow and unstable), but gMail Chat is not blocked so i can now check my mails and chat (during my breaks)!

So what are you waiting for? Log in to gMail and chat with me!
Thick skinned eh? =P

2 Comments:

Blogger dar said...

harlow d..are u bac in singapore? call me if u r =)

Fri Mar 24, 11:24:00 PM  
Blogger Dank said...

Dank's not going to be back for awhile... maybe in two months? Maybe never? haha... don't everyone wish it?

Dank will give you a call sometime soon ok? Sometimes want to call but time not right (3am in Singapore, or something like that).

Sat Mar 25, 03:29:00 AM  

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