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ITworld.com: Discussion with Todd Bradley, director of support services for Jabber.com

Oct 24, 2000, 20:12 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Jabber is a revolutionary NEW Instant Messaging (IM) technology destined to redefine the category!" That's the claim, at least, that leads off the Jabber.com, Inc. Web site. While Jabber competes with at least a half-dozen other prominent IM companies, it's the only one that promotes itself as offering open-source, standards-based solutions."

"Among the experienced players on the Jabber.com executive team is Director of Support Services Todd Bradley. Bradley previously served in the same role for well-known development vendor Rogue Wave. Along with a busy life outside computing, Bradley keeps his hand in programming, and is currently maintaining two subprojects as part of Jabber Tcl at SourceForge."

"We'll be chatting with Bradley about IM, open-source business models, Tcl, and more, this Tuesday through Thursday. Todd, start me off with some help: I don't get IM as a consumer or developer. I'm far more comfortable with e-mail, both in its daily use, and as a programming platform. My predictable response is, "Chat--that's something teenagers do, right?" Technically, I know that Presence and other mechanisms are present in the IM standard; what is it about IM's use, though, that hasn't gotten through to me, yet?"

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