[ale] [OT] GAIM: perplexed.

Jim Philips jcphil at mindspring.com
Mon Feb 23 19:00:51 EST 2004

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On Monday 23 February 2004 09:20 am, Michael D. Hirsch wrote:
> 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 farm.

It's also a discrete way to gossip about your cube neighbor who has just said 
something stupid for all to hear. ;-)
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