[ale] [OT] GAIM: perplexed.

Michael D. Hirsch mhirsch at nubridges.com
Mon Feb 23 09:21:50 EST 2004

On Sunday 22 February 2004 01:45 am, Joe Knapka wrote:
> I just installed GAIM, because by new cellphone has AIM built in, and
> I wanted to see if it worked, so I had to have an AIM account; and
> once I had that, installing GAIM on the laptop seemed like a natural
> step. (The AIM on the phone appears to work, I was able to send
> messages to myself from the phone and receive them on the laptop. It
> was strangely cool, though agonizingly slow. I hear there are kids who
> can type thirty or forty words a minute on a phone...)
> So I'm wondering... what now?  Do any of you/you all/y'all/youse/y'uns
> use any form of IM regularly? How does one hook up with folks? I'm
> lost in a sea of wondering what the heck GAIM is good for...

I've mostly used it at work.  At both my current and rpevious jobs, everyone 
puts their AIM login on a central server (a wiki, actually).  Then we all 
enter them in our buddy list.  Now you can ask questions of your colleagues 
without a phone call.  This is particularly nice for your neighbors in a cube 

It's also neat for chatting with faraway friends and relatives.

Some clients can also to IRC (kopete can) which I use for techsupport 


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