Re: Network World: IMPPlosion

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From: Tom Whore (
Date: Tue Dec 19 2000 - 11:01:11 PST

On Tue, 19 Dec 2000, B.K. DeLong wrote:

--]At 08:58 AM 12/19/2000 -0800, you wrote:
--]I'm surprised no one has called AOL on the carpet regarding their total
--]non-participation seeing as they have a majority of the IM market cornered
--]with AIM and ICQ. If they've showed no interest so far in contributing to a
--]standard then they simply need to be publicly bullied into participating.
--]Simple as that.

What would you bully them with? Slashdot em? Not likely they would
undertand what that was. Show them the tech merits? Why should they care,
they got a user base who prides themselves on NonTechThink.Write nasty
things about them in Offical White Papers and Standards Groups? I doubt
they care much since thier user base thinks AOL is the standards Commity
for the net.

The best thing to do, imnsfho, is to build a better protocol (fuck the
commities and standards etc) and get thier user base hooked on it like
little poser goth kids on heroin.

He who controls the Spice etc etc

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