Mathieu Saccharin of Bouyges Telecom made a great point today I felt I should share with you.
Presence is either ON or OFF. Anything else, eg: Busy, Out to Lunch, Scratching my Rear, etc, is just nonsense. I only want to know if the person I am going to send an instant message to is ON-line or OFF-line, ie are they likely to respond.
This has some interesting ramifications for the mobile world.
- Are we always online because our phone is always on? I'm not
- If not, how do we signify whether we're on or off line?