I read this morning that Foldera, an online organizational tool that virtually no one has seen, has already had 400,000 people sign up for access to the public beta whenever it is finally made available. That's a remarkable number and it supports my contention that there are fundamentally broken aspects of work that people are eager to address.
James Farrar focuses on the business balance between financial performance and social-environmental impact.
The two Office applications I use most often in my work are Outlook and Word. Out of the box, neither provides a truly satisfying Tablet PC experience. While Office 2007 makes working with pen and ink better, there are still gaps in the experience.
Speculation has been building over the mysterious Origami site registered to Microsoft. Kevin 2.0 has discovered a link that seems to answer the mystery.
Two Tablet PC MVPs, Rob Bushway and Denis Rice, have launched GottaBeMobile.com. Both Rob and Dennis are prolific bloggers and contributors to community forums and they've aggregated content from their individual blogs to launch a well-populated and nicely organized resource for anyone interested in mobile computing.
I just finished reading Steve Gillmor's latest proclamation that Office is still Dead. Not much new in his latest rant except the revelation that he thinks dropping Outlook from the new Home edition of Office is a good idea. No... what was most interesting about his post was a CRN article link he included.
After reading Richard MacManus' post about the best of breed Web Office products, I started thinking about my experiences with some of the applications he listed. He pointed to a few I was either completely unfamiliar with or had only taken a brief look at. After doing some catching up, it became pretty clear to me that most of the tools listed are in a pretty early stage of development and only a few had achieved a level of stability and usefulness sufficient for me to consider them ready for serious consideration.
An interesting comment was made on my recent post about humanizing PowerPoint. A reader offered up the opinion that one of the reasons PowerPoint is broken just might be that we have too many meetings. I agree, to a point, but think that idea is just scratching the surface of why meetings are broken.
Steve Richards has posted a very nicely done review of Daniel Pink's "A Whole New Mind". What makes Steve's review so interesting is that he's done it in a mind map. This is a technique I have used for a number of years since I have an incurable problem with actually writing on books.
C|Net's Tom Espiner has a report today that Google has responded to concerns recently expressed by many, including Gartner, about the implications of the Search Across Computers feature in the company's Google Desktop 3.
There were more than a few people unhappy with the decision to drop Outlook from the Home and Student Edition of Office 2007 based on the comments on my last post. Many seem to feel that dropping Outlook from this inexpensive version of Office puts profits in front of giving customers what they need.