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digiology

« on: May 29, 2009, 19:08 »
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I am watching the presentation on youtube. Looks pretty cool...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_UyVmITiYQ[/youtube]


« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009, 03:03 »
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yeah i saw a bit of that yesterday.  It looks pretty interesting.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009, 13:01 »
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VERY interesting ........  from a user point of view.

« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009, 13:29 »
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The first guy was so boring I tuned out after about a minute.  I should probably watch the whole thing, but is it just the latest/biggest glom of email/IM/twitter/texting, one more way to keep people staring at screens of stuff like "I'm at the mall now"?   


WarrenPrice

« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009, 13:44 »
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It is really aimed at developers ... open source engineering people.  I found it interesting from a website/blog point of view and, I had a past life in documentation/tech writing.  It is a very powerful coordinating/editing/management tool with unlimited "add on" possibilities.

It does link to Twitter and/or other social networking applications.  I had to email it to my SEO guy.  The video is just an announcement of what is to come.


zymmetricaldotcom

« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009, 14:14 »
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I tried to watch the whole thing, was pretty hard.  I am kind of disappointed because obviously with all Google's Phd's they would be able to come up with a 'better twitter' framework.  The thing is, unlike Google Adsense, it's not a completely original development, but smells like Microsoft and Yahoo's attempts to catch up in the search market.   

The Wave project was started a couple years ago and then shelved, you'd think they would trust the guys who came up with Google Maps to have an actionable idea, in the meantime they keep going off on expensive sideshows like Youtube. Sticking with being a way to find and share content instead of being a direct content provider should be the priority, not just showing that they are able to blow $1.65bn or so on Piano Cat.

« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009, 16:58 »
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I started using Google Documents and after a while got frustrated with its limitations. Little things like no keyboard shortcuts for indent/unindent  - a big deal if you're trying to maintain an outline.  A year later, nothing had changed, except that other, smaller companies had way better online document apps. 

My impression is that Google never really finishes anything ( ok Google Maps is great). They throw out something new, bask in the glow for a while, then lose interest.  Maybe that's why they're going open source, hoping that "the mob" turns Wave into something big.

I can't wait for Google's free stock image service. Am I kidding? Not really.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2009, 17:00 by stockastic »

« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009, 22:23 »
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I can't wait for Google's free stock image service. Am I kidding? Not really.

Watch out, Google is US-based. The IRS will ask you 30% of the income. Kidding? No. Some states of the European Union of Socialist Soviet Republics/Kingdoms devised a tax on income you "could have had" but avoid it by giving it away for free. Never underestimate the creativity of government to find new ways to tax you.

On topic: after finding out that my Net was choked by the 1h 20min long presentation (I'm on 150Kbps), and after watching the first totally boring guy for 2mins with his lame presentation jokes, I just killed it.


 

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