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SmarterChild Comes Back to Life: SmarterChild, a once-popular but now extinct “buddy” on AOL’s Instant Messenger that freely answered questi…

SmarterChild Comes Back to Life: SmarterChild, a once-popular but now extinct “buddy” on AOL’s Instant Messenger that freely answered questions on movie times, weather and stocks is poised to make a comeback next month–but at a price. The client will tentatively cost $10 per year, according to ActiveBuddy, the software company behind the technology. The tool will let people call up dictionary definitions, leave messages for other IM users, and keep notes using instant chat, among other features.

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