[Air-l] What is Instant Messaging

Quentin (Gad) Jones qgjones at acm.org
Wed Dec 18 09:38:20 PST 2002

jeremy hunsinger wrote:
> i don't see a substantial difference  in either esp. when one gets to
> be a high end user of a unix system because everything you say is
> different is scriptable.   most of the difference is entirely in the
> interface, 

That is what HCI research is about THE INTERFACE, a different interface
causes huge differences in behaviour.  It causes huge differences in
diffusion of innovation too.


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