What’s “cool” at Demo?

Lots of people have been asking me “what’s cool at Demo?” while I walk around the hallways here. I find that question tough to answer.

I guess it’s that “cool” has different meanings:

1) That it’ll change how you work. Zoho’s Notebook wins here. It’s like an online OneNote and I can see using that to collaborate on work projects.
2) Is it something that’s visually stunning? Vuvox (video demo here) and Jaman (video demo here) are winners here.
3) Is it a new gadget you have to have? Seagate’s DAVE or Zink’s new printer (video demo here) fit the bill.
4) Is it a great demo? Total Immersion (video demo here), Jaman (video demo here), eJamming, or my friend’s company, EyeJot, (video demo here) fit the bill here.
5) Is it the company that got the most press coverage? Splashcast and Zink fit the bill here (I think, I have to do more analysis on that point).
6) UPDATE: Is it something totally new that did something cool? Me.dium is the best there. I forgot about that because I had a previous demo of that on ScobleShow and it, indeed, is cool.

The show is still going on, I’ll come back to this list as I find more cool things at Demo.

What do you think was cool? What got through the noise? That’s what I find interesting, because this week 63 companies are vying for your attention. I don’t know about you, but I only have time for one or two new ideas/products a week.

The world is cruel that way. People work really hard, invest a lot of capital on all these ideas, and only 5% will probably get through the clutter and into your lives.

The Demo show is putting up all the presentations on this page (some of the best demos will come this afternoon, so we’ll probably have to wait a day or two to get all of them).

Now that the show is drawing to a close, I wonder who’ll win the coveted “DemoGod” award? Who do you think did the best demo at Demo this year?

Comments

  1. Robert, do you get paid per post by Seagate. I find myself tuning you out over the amount of Seagate news.

  2. Robert, do you get paid per post by Seagate. I find myself tuning you out over the amount of Seagate news.

  3. Zoho Announces Multimedia Notebook at DEMO

    The Zoho folks will be announcing yet another product at DEMO – this time it’s a multimedia NoteBook.  Since whenever they release a product, the Microsoft / Office analogy is quite unavoidable, let’s just get it out of the way…

  4. Thanks for the summary. Total immersion and Jaman have indeed cool demos. Vuvox seems like SmileBox taylored for younger crounds. -Edwin

  5. Robert, Thanks for the kind words about Zoho Notebook! It is our first step in knitting our online apps together. It is gratifying to see the reception it received.

  6. Robert, Thanks for the kind words about Zoho Notebook! It is our first step in knitting our online apps together. It is gratifying to see the reception it received.

  7. Zoho Notebook gets a tremendous welcome

    The announcement of the Private Alpha of Zoho Notebook during the DEMO ‘07 had a high impact among bloggers and journalists alike. Here’s some choicest quotes from around the net :
    Harry McCracken at PC World :
    One of the most impressive th…

  8. Derek,

    Seagate is the founding sponsor, so this means that they will get free mentions as often as possible. I’m just trying to figure out what the difference is between Scoble’s show and PayPerPost.

    Greg

  9. Derek,

    Seagate is the founding sponsor, so this means that they will get free mentions as often as possible. I’m just trying to figure out what the difference is between Scoble’s show and PayPerPost.

    Greg

  10. Some differences:

    1) PodTech get paids once, no matter how often I mention it.
    2) PodTech gets a lot more than $10.
    3) The money goes to PodTech, not to me directly.
    4) Seagate hasn’t told me to link, to mention it here, or to do anything here. Every mention here is above and beyond the sponsorship they paid for.

  11. Some differences:

    1) PodTech get paids once, no matter how often I mention it.
    2) PodTech gets a lot more than $10.
    3) The money goes to PodTech, not to me directly.
    4) Seagate hasn’t told me to link, to mention it here, or to do anything here. Every mention here is above and beyond the sponsorship they paid for.

  12. Yahoo Vs. Google, Buzz Words Vs. Hot Jobs,Outdoorz

    Robert Scoble or Scobleizer has his own list of favourites from DEMO 2007 with good video demos. Vista Guru Chris Pirillio talks about Control User Account and Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.