[ba-unrev-talk] Ozzie's Blogs
I've been trying to follow the threads
in this group recently and they seem to have less and less to do with
advancing augmentation, collective IQ, the Bootstrap Alliance and Doug's vision.
Rather, there seems to be more and more sad
existentialism and useless introspection.
It would be great to get this listserv back
on track. For starters, it makes sense to look at one of the hottest,
on-going innovators in this space today, Ray Ozzie.
I know that Ray and his current brainchild,
Groove Networks, has been dismissed out-of-hand by this group
before because it is not open source. (?) That sort of arrogance is
inappropriate in the face of true innovation.
Groove Networks embodies more of the
principles of this group than anything that has been offered up. To
discharge their monumental achievements and consistent flow of
collaborative innovations because of some ephemeral platform concern
is inconsistent with the spirit of this group and its
Also, I have had two outstanding reports
this week from university professors running Groove using Virtual PC 5.0 (and
4.0). It loads fast and brings the Macintosh community on board. For
the Linux/Unix community, there is, of course, PopG --
Does anyone else find it ironic that a
supposedly future-focused group like unrev uses something as old fashioned as
listserv and fundamentally resists innovation? It is hard to explain. While
Doug provided most of what we take for granted in interactive computing today,
unrev seems determined not to recognize stunning innovations that
are making Doug's true vision tangible and brining it
to spectacular fruition.
Ironically, the major shakeout in the
collaborative technology space is significant acknowledgement of the viability
of Doug's principles and a sign that they are going mainstream in a big way. My
concern is that unrev may be left behind, bobbing in the wake of true
socio-technical innovation and capabilities excellence.
As they say, a rising tide lifts all boats,
and Groove Networks appears to be just the gravitational pull unrev