By user12625760 on Mar 18, 2005
I now know why my teachers were always trying to get me to write out the question before answering it. They were preparing me for instant messaging. This was why I fell out of love with IRC many years ago it is so easy for the conversation to become multi threaded even when only two people are “chatting” and thus the answer to one question does not end up next to the original question but instead with an irrelevant or worse question later on. You get the same potential problem with all written forms but at least with email you can easily quote the original question.
As Peter pointed out Instant Messaging is back and increasingly in use within corporations including Sun but none of the IM systems have solved this threading problem
Are there any threaded IM solutions out there that have been tried? I'm not sure it would work but equally I'm not sure it would not.