AIM Is (Unofficially) Dead
Call me sentimental. I grew up on AIM. All my friends had it. I spent hours on it. I used to make a game of how many concurrent conversations I could carry on simultaneously on it. (Come to think of it, AIM os probably why I have such a short and scattered attention span.) Heck - I got to know the woman who is now my wife on it. (We met in person first).
AIM’s internal development team has been sacked. Just the client team, mind you. The protocol, at least as I am aware is still alive and well. Still, a little piece of my childhood just died. So long AIM.