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>I just had a thought (thoes happen every once in a while).  Should we do an
>AIM or ICQ thing so that we can instantly get in contact with people if they
>are online?  Especially if we are working on a rather critical area, it would
>cut down on the time it takes to send an e-mail and wait for someone to read
>it.  I know AIM (AOL Instant Messanger) has clients for Windows
>(http://www.aol.com/aim) and Linux (http://www.aim.aol.com/tik build using
>TCL/TK).  I'm not sure if ICQ has a Linux version.  Any ideas?

   What, are we too slow for you?  :-)  The problem is, many of us don't
want to run YATC <Yet Another Talk Client> on our desktop.  My e-mail
pops up, so it would be no quicker anyway.  It is much less intrusive.
An IRC channel might be a good plan, however.  Consensus?