I simply can't understand why people have the "busy" icon beside their name in an instant messenger. See, my argument is as follows:
1 . I find it quite unfathomable, when you have the busy icon besideI've always found this extremely difficult to understand. Anyone out there with a convincing argument?
your name, in order to let others know that you're busy.
2. Because, I can have the symbol beside my name, and still be
chatting with people or surfing the net or doing something abolsutely
unconstructive. I'm not busy. But still have the world to believe I am.
3. Now, if you're really busy with something, so much so, that you arent
even in front of your computer, then the sign automatically changes to idle.
Which, I think, makes a lot more sense. Although it says idle, it only means
idle in chat. But busy with something else.
4. And finally, if you're really busy, have no time to respond to
messages and wish not to be disturbed, then why log into chat in the first