Daily Archives: November 30, 2006

Koral would make Vista cool

Koral has a knowledge management system that is the coolest thing I saw at the SAP show recently and I have a demo and an interview on ScobleShow today.

Look at how it keeps Excel spreadsheets and other files in sync.

Demo (9:20). Interview (22:39).

Oh, there’s lots of stuff on Vista around today. I put the best on my link blog. Including this list of ways Microsoft could make Vista better by Jeremy Toeman. Heheh, John Dvorak is tired of baiting Mac users, so now he’s going to bait Windows users to be equal opportunity. Got it John! Damn, I fell for it again! ;-)

Blogs and wikis as platforms

Whew, yesterday was a busy day. Three interviews. Two speeches. One London Girl Geek dinner. Two videos posted (thanks to Kevin Edwards and Michael Klinger for posting those while I’m gone).

Anyway, I saw Don Dodge talking about blogging and wikis as platforms. He’s absolutely right. Anyone who’s seen a list of WordPress extensions sees that developers are building cool things on top of that blogging platform.

One of the blogging vendors, Blogtronix, I had on the ScobleShow yesterday (demo and interview). I like their stuff a lot, it lets companies build their own “Channel 9″ without having three great developers of their own.

Opacity is evil?

I love this quote from Steve Sloan: “opacity is evil.” I totally agree with that when it comes to public institutions. The way our tax money is being spent should be done transparently. I doubt we’ll ever get there.

I look at yesterday’s events regarding PodCamp. Would I have done anything differently if we had been totally transparent? No. I told an audience yesterday that I live my life expecting that whatever I do or say will get on the front page of the New York Times. That makes people uncomfortable.

It is an uncomfortable life sometimes. Particularly when people don’t do their homework before jumping to conclusions.

I wish bloggers called and tried to get my side of the story before making attacks and tried to present both sides of the story, even if their side of the story is right and mine is wrong. I thought blogging was about being fair, and open, and different than what existed before. I guess not.

Hey, I live in a dream world. I know.