February 10th, 2012

Ctrl+Alt+Del - Scott & Ted

Blast from the past: ICQ's now typing functionality

Does anyone remember the ability to view what someone was typing, as they typed it, in ICQ? It made conversations go so fluidly sometimes, as the gist of what was being said could be grasped quickly, without having to say everything. I think it spooked a few people, but overall I loved it.

This is one of the features of things like Google Docs and others these days, and yet it has been around since some of the earliest days of ICQ and was since lost.