The case for instant messaging
I often get into discussions about IM, and most people say something along the lines of “that’s for kids, right?”, “but we have email already” or “why would I use that?”, and I think I have an answer.
I have posted a request on a bulletin board this morning, and I start getting responses. This means I get an email that there’s a new article in my thread, I then open the URL in the browser, scroll down and check if this relates to my question. I then may type an answer, waiting for the next email to notify me of repsonses.
And this goes on and on, until the problem is solved.
Wouldn’t it be nice if I could just click ans switch to IM for this? Ideally this wouldn’t even need a special type IM client, but relay to some web based system.