Integrating Google Talk and AIM will be done in a roundabout way,
mostly to keep AOL and Google from exposing the valuable profile
information customers must first provide to sign up.
In essence, the two IM networks will not be connected. Rather,
Google’s Google Talk users must first sign up for an AIM account
and screen name. They can then carry on a conversation with an
AIM user by using their Google IM desktop dashboard.