I’m beginning to like instant message a lot. It’s fast and easy to use. For long converstations or for those who want to chat (or disturb every second) all the time, however, it can be a pain.
In any case, Cnet is reporting that IBM wants to take the mess out of messaging, with an experimental application called NotesBuddy.
NotesBuddy, which is already used extensively inside Big Blue, seeks to blur the borders between instant messaging and e-mail.
In NotesBuddy, IM dialogs are stored in e-mail in-boxes and people can search for them by subject or other classifications. The application also can automatically determine whether to send a note as a message or e-mail, depending on the present status of the recipient. Links to the company’s phone system also exist.
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