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In many ways, AIM was right in line with the times, just at a company hanging on to a business model that would soon become obsolete.The seeds of AIM began within AOL and the mind of Barry Appelman.
It handled around 180,000 simultaneous connections. Bosco said the goals for AOL's messenger were set much higher: 5 million simultaneous users.Harris had been a programmer at a small web browser company purchased by AOL.But together with a group of other engineers they helped take AIM from inception to dominance, then watched it fall into dormancy, unable to convince AOL management that free was the future."They didn't have any central presence information," Appelman said.
"They didn't know anything about [the users]." Not so for AOL.Once the dominant force in digital messaging and a source of innovations other companies spun off into billions of dollars of businesses, AIM is now mostly dormant.