Do we really need another instant-messaging client? Yep, according to Google we do. This is the big hush-hush secret the Internet has been buzzing about for the last few weeks. Big friggin non-event if you ask me.
I’m not going to criticize the actual client yet, as I haven’t tried it, but WHY, for God’s sake WHY? I only use MSN, and barely for that matter. The idea of having four or five different IM clients just to satisfy your friends’ needs is just inconceivable to me.
Lockergnome (see above link) drums home his point well with the following:
Remember how you couldn’t send emails to your friends who used Eudora, because you were using Pine? That’s because it never happened. That shortcoming would never fly, yet we put up with these exact bugaboos on a regular basis.