Google launches yet another new service. Their own client is Win32 only, but, at least as far as basic functionality is concerned, that doesn’t matter as they’ve based their service on the very open Jabber (XMPP) protocol, so all of these are usable with the service. If you’ve already got a Gmail acoount, then you already have a Jabber account. Russell Beattie points out some of the nice things about Jabber here.
You can add me as a Jabber contact: marmoset AT gmail dot NOSPAM com. If you need a gmail account, just let me know in the comments of this entry.
It’s no surprise that things are so screwed up: everyone that knows how
to run a government is either driving taxicabs or cutting hair.
— George Burns