Watch it. You may learn something on how to give an insanely great presentation.
There’s a new, slick service by 37signals: Campfire. As expected, a very nice piece of web software.
But….I don’t get it.
Home vs. homeless
They have a point that the invitation process of existing chat clients is cumbersome.
Well, this translates into having a chat client running (for communicating with all those traditionals like me) plus having an open web-page for group chats. Not very appealing.
Well, for most businesses, it doesn’t matter. Because everyone uses the same chat client anyway.
History and transcripts
I’m using iChat, which logs each and every chat incident. Plus, there’s a tool to search these logs.
That’s a nice feature.
Well, yeah. But do you send each and every business e-mail encrypted? I don’t think so.
Plus, my chat client is free. No cost. Zero. I don’t think they have enough compelling arguments for businesses to switch.
Now that Jay Leno & Conan O’Brian are available on iTunes, how am I supposed to buy the shows? No, I’m not located in the US.
There’s a really cool, weekly podcast-like show called iSchmidt available in the German iTunes store. How do I subscribe to the show? Does the iTunes music store expects me purchase every show every week?
It would be very cool if I could subscribe to a weekly show (like iSchmidt or Conan O’Brian) and my credit card would be charged if and only if I actually listen to or watch the show.
I had a brief conversation on why blog at all with an old friend of mine (back from our days at the university), so here’s a great presentation on corporate blogging by Loic le Meur on this very topic.
If you like Dilbert, you must read Scott Adams blog: The Dilbert Blog.
A few notes on my vacation in Turkey
- Mobile phone usage there is just amazing
- A 1GB iPod shuffle worth of music with a fully loaded battery is enough for 14 days of listening (if you’re a busy dad, of course)
- Speaking of iPods, leaving the earphones in your (open) backpack while your daughters are busy simulating a mole is a bad idea – in fact, I have to get new earphones
- You shouldn’t try to start playing Tennis at an advanced age (at least my back was telling me that)
- Turkish food is bad for your diet, but very tasty
Speaking of Turkish food, the 90% rule obviously applies to baklava, too: You need 90% sugar, 90% nuts and 90% filo dough to create a great baklava.
Coming back from my vacation, I had 1700 new entries in my RSS feed list to process.
I decided to just go ahead and mark all of them as read – except my own companies RSS feeds and my personal A-List, of course. Down to 80 unread entries.