The Disappearing Desktop - It's Real This Time
chipp at chipp.com
Wed Nov 16 20:11:43 CST 2005
Geoff Canyon wrote:
> I'm thinking of an app as a thing that allows me to manipulate my data.
> Obviously there are also apps that allow me to browse other people's
> data. That's what Google Maps is. We'll know that Rev is being
> challenged when there are successful Ajax apps that let me work with my
> own data. Writely doesn't qualify because it isn't successful yet.
Good point. I might add the condition of being 'successful' would be
tied to generating revenue. IMO, getting a million hits on your free web
app doesn't count.
I'm not convinced being the first one on the block with an AJAX enabled
office app (or others) is all that significant. I think timing is
critical, and not being on the bleeding edge is more important.
See what happens when you're first:
I can't even remember the first search engine.
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