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Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 6:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the fact that the culture of instant messaging has left people with a greater dexterity in their thumb than their fingers, relevent?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 7:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 06:07 am:

Is the fact that the culture of instant messaging has left people with a greater dexterity in their thumb than their fingers, relevent? no. I should perhaps say now that this silly puzzle has been occasioned by my recent exposure to a particular form of instant messaging. Take this as hint, if you will :)
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 10:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is a webcam involved ?
does the view of the webcam so big that there is no space to have a window for typing ?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 12:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are you refering to emoticons ? and asking how do people know which keyboard combinations correspond to a particular emoticon ?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 12:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are people sending you messages that are reasonably correctly spelled? and when you try to reply you wonder how they manage? No offense meant, of course - I have that problem myself.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 1:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Kapil Kapur (Dinkie) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 10:11 am:

is a webcam involved ? no
does the view of the webcam so big that there is no space to have a window for typing ? not this kind of thing

By Kapil Kapur (Dinkie) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 12:19 pm:


are you refering to emoticons ? no and asking how do people know which keyboard combinations correspond to a particular emoticon ? not this kind of thing either

By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 12:27 pm:


Are people sending you messages that are reasonably correctly spelled? this has almost never happened and when you try to reply you wonder how they manage? No offense meant, of course - I have that problem myself none taken :)
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 1:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the name "instant messages" make you wonder how they type so quickly? i.e. instantly?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 1:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the messages "instant" in the sense that the typists enter all the letters of a word or IM simultaneously?

Is the name of this form of IMing relevant?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 1:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Interesting, we just 'instantly' posted the last 2 messages...
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 1:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lol, that must be the answer then!
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 5:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

could it be something like "Hands-free Instant Messaging" or something similar?
Do the typists type the messages with their fingers?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 6:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are we talking about portable / mobile devices ?

e.g blackberries and you wonder how people type on such small keyboards with so characters per key ?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 7:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 01:51 pm:


Does the name "instant messages" make you wonder how they type so quickly? i.e. instantly? no

By (Stuccosalt) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 01:54 pm:

Are the messages "instant" in the sense that the typists enter all the letters of a word or IM simultaneously? no

Is the name of this form of IMing relevant? it would help, perhaps

By (Stuccosalt) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 05:33 pm:

could it be something like "Hands-free Instant Messaging" or something similar? no, but good thinking
Do the typists type the messages with their fingers? yes

By Kapil Kapur (Dinkie) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 06:36 pm:

are we talking about portable / mobile devices ? no - we are talking about a service similar to, for exanmple, Windows Messenger

e.g blackberries and you wonder how people type on such small keyboards with so characters per key ? this does surprise me a little, but isn't the answer
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 7:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

IRC? ICQ? AOL Messenger? Yahoo! Messenger?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 9:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 07:34 pm:

IRC? ICQ? AOL Messenger? Yahoo! Messenger? none of the above. It's actually MSN Messenger, to save further list processing :)
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 10:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

New features in MSN 7.0 relevent? (nudge, wink, animated smileys, etc)
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 11:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 10:06 am:

New features in MSN 7.0 relevent? (nudge, wink, animated smileys, etc) no - I think this "feature" existed in previous versions
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the feature the ability to play games on MSN Messenger?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 10:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ed Mason (Logician) on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 08:47 pm:

Is the feature the ability to play games on MSN Messenger? no, but good thinking :) It would perhaps be unfair to describe the thing in question as a "feature"; it is more in the nature of something put there to be useful.
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Emoticons relevant?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 8:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 08:41 pm:

Emoticons relevant? no
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

awww :(

The "something put there to be useful", is it part of the user interface? a button? or more something like a function?