I am bored and wish to do something constructive with my time. (Not sure if I will still have a lot of time after i start my masters in a week.) I am really interested in iChat, but the problem is I don't have any friends on AOL or .Mac. I know that iChat does not have tabs too. So I was wondering if I could write a prog that looks almost exactly like iChat (not sure how well i can do this) and works with MSN for starters and has tabs. I have no experience in cocoa, and so this will be a chance for me to learn too. Will this be illegal? I am aware that there is adium and proteus around. but none of them looks like ichat. I'm a sucker for looks but lack talent in the creativity deparment. what do you guys think?