Why No Modal Messaging?

I’m admittedly no instant messaging maven — and I sometimes go months without even being connected — but why is it not (seemingly) possible to have different modes of IM depending on what I”m currently doing? When I’m at work I want Set A of IM contacts to display; when I’m at home I want Set B to display, and so on.

I can’t be the only person who feels this way, can I?


  1. Pragmatist says:

    Try two usernames

  2. Definitely different user names and accounts. For some people it’s as easy as scott_atwork or scott_athome.