2008-01-13

Instant messaging systems

A month or so ago I realized that we need something which I called an "Ultimate Internet Communication Tool". It is a concept, not a particular tool, but it has to have its own implementation.

I will talk more about the concept some other time, but now I started with finding the starting point.

Instant messaging is a good starting point because there are a lot of good implementations of them, as well as instant messaging has a dynamics which other messaging systems don't have (except VoIP, but it is too complex for the beginning).

The best described instant messaging system is, of course, IRC. (OK, someone would tell that it is not an IM system, but I treat it as an IM system because it has all relevant IM possibilities.)

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