Is AIM Dead Yet?

Image: AIM
Image: AIM



The company I worked for back in the late 90's used it for inter-office communications. People would register a similar name as the president of the company to mess with co-workers (e.g., if the real name was “BobOscar1" registering “Bob0scar1" instead). Everyone except the target would get an IM that said “Hey, look at Joe”, all eyes would turn to him and then the imposter would say “GET IN MY OFFICE NOW!” or “Hey, interested in grabbing a drink with me after work *wink wink*”.

The person being pranked was inevitably stopped before it went too far and they actually went to see the president, but some of the looks you’d see when they’d slowly stands up, wide-eyed and start to leave their desk...