Re: Chat window

Bill Woodland (
Mon, 26 Feb 1996 23:18:28 -0600

>If you want just a private text based conversation with another user
> you don't need to use IRC (designed for multipoint connections).
>One of the most used program to do that is 'Talk' ( Ytalk' for PC (?)).
>It is easy to use and there are versions for Unix, PC and Mac.

True, but you have to know the other person's IP address or user@host to
conenct to them with 'Talk' (WinTalk for the PC). Also, with IRC you can
chat with lots of people at the same time, whether in a channel, or in
private windows. I have had as many as 20 private conversations at once (me
and my big mouth!). <g>

Bill Woodland (
Squeek on Undernet IRC
Channel Manager #CU-SeeMe