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Thursday December 05, 2002
03:00 PM

Instant Messenging at work

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For a little over a year now we've been using IM within our team at work. It's been really handy for those times you would like an answer *now*, and don't want to have to wait for an email reply or hope they get a voice mail, e.g. "Wanna go to lunch?" or "Did you check that file into CVS?". It's also good for the boss, who gets so many emails that it could be *days* before she sees yours

It works well for mini-meetings and mutual debugging sessions, too (not quite pair-programming, but close).

Of course, every now and then we get bored and type random smartass crap to each other such as:

[co-worker]: yer ma
[me]: no, *yer* ma
[co-worker]: loser!
[me]: bite me

Yep, very handy. :)

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  • I work from home and IM forms my virtual office. I'd be a lonely (albeit often more productive!) person without iChat.

    --Nat

    • We split our NOC into two locations recently. We now have a constant Polycom video seession plus IRC to keep us connected. I'm surprised at how much it feels like being next to each other. Not bad at all.