|WikiProject Computing / Software|
Request for deletion
Bitnet Relay being the first chat software on earth? No way! It may have been the first internationally decentralized one, but any BBS had an online chat function. And even in those days French Minitel was a magnitude bigger than any Bitnet Relay or IRC. It is most likely that Minitel was the largest chat system on earth at that time. I think this article is redundant (see also chat room and online chat) and faulty. --lynX 08:22, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
Not sure why I rewrote the History bit so neatly if everything else in the article doesn't really make much sense. Also it still doesn't consider much of Communication software in a less-online-way, like software to control telephones. Whatever... I removed the Category as this article isn't really worthy of showing up in the list right now. --lynX 07:43, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
Email is not "Real Time"
Te article probably needs to be re-written. At the least, "real time" needs to be removed because email certainly is the grand-daddy, and -- with equal certainty -- it has never allowed "real time" communication. Kernel.package (talk) 18:39, 25 October 2009 (UTC)