Inventing the Future
Subject:   Everything revolves around communication
Date:   2002-04-16 22:05:06
From:   ashvil
I had sent this as a private Email to Tim and he encouraged me to post it here.
I think you are on track with your article, but we differ one key point and as a result IM is #4 on the list. I feel it is about communication. Everything revolves around that.

Let me give you a short example ...
In any company, if an employee is looking for some info - the chances are that he/she will ask someone rather then search the Intranet. This is why EMail/IM will remain the most widely used applications, even over Web browsing.

Anyway, our goal is to build a new communication system and the need is described here
We are about 5% done but we have done some very interesting things like, which is an integration of Mantis (an Open Source bug database) with the Vista communication platform and yes, we support Jabber. Would love to hear your thoughts on Vista.

I liked the article at time where some folks think that the Internet is a washed out technology. It is nice to know that progress still continues.