call waiting and away message

Dennis Baron debaron at UIUC.EDU
Fri Feb 6 20:16:38 UTC 2004

Hey, all,

I'm trying to discover early uses of "away message." just checked the
oed and merriam webster on line and didn't find the term under away
(they have away game) or message. any input greatly appreciated.


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