AIM IM with kaiganism
kaiganism : Do you think there will be a convergence of things like Flickr, Bloglines, Blogger, Friendster (yuck) — ? Or is the beauty of these services that they can stay singular in their focus?
BBJ01: i think it’s not an either/or
you get conFUSION though web services and information exchange formats
then you get some super converged super easy for consumers
kaiganism : mmm.. so give it time, you say
BBJ01: so – people who love the quality will have ‘hifi separates’
all joined by standard interfaces
‘home info theatre’
kaiganism : that’s a nice analogy.. hadn’t thought of it that way.
BBJ01: others will have converged boomboxes
with only a couple of knobs, but pretty lights!
kaiganism : you can be the geek buying all the components, or go straight to dixons… but dixons will wait until the standards have settled down and you have an audio-DVD format, for example.
BBJ01: yeah i guess… although perhaps i am labouring the metaphor!
kaiganism : no — it’s nice. you should blog that
instead of confusing us with ilovebees.com
down here at the consumer-edge of the spectrum.
or maybe i’ll do that… i can turn my blog into blackbeltjones for the masses. Like Scientific American mag.
BBJ01: heh. explaining matt jones since 1999
kaiganism : hahaha