Techcrunch posted another update on the web based IM client Meebo, and it reminded me of my meebo experience last week. Stuck in New York JFK airport for the better part of 48hours (due to the snow storm), without a laptop and no access to IM, meebo saved the day. Thank you Meebo...you're a travellers dream.
Note to Microsoft:
I tried using web messenger, and it just didn't work on the Business Lounge computers, not to mention all of the problems with pop-ups etc. Sort it out.