10 January 2005

XML integration: Manage your life, or manage your technology?

Bill gave quite a comment:
if we can make this seamless, we can create something quite phenomenal."
No, he wasn't talking about the latest scramble to fix the bugs in IE.

Ref Ref Careful, there Bill. You may be onto something: "Integration."

Don't want to upset the apple cart--all those tools that currently survive, insulated, and unable to implement reasonable end-user requirements.

Are you gadgets better integrated than you developers?

Here's a sign of a problem: "usability and compatibility issues between devices". Uh, what about the compatibility with the end-user's ultimate goals?

Last thing I want is my iPod talking to my Mac, and conniving about how they're going to Bill gave a really nice speech saying that "gadgets were working together." That's brilliant.

Let's hope those gadgets are connected to people who are also working together.

No, I want those gadgets designed with integrating me, the end-user in mind.

It's all well and good to get the devices talking to each other. The real victory will be when you have multiple-devices that can cross-communicate.

Think of it as an internet for your iPod. Oh, wait ... they already did that and the MPAA said, "Pay us to transfer that." download the latest podcast, and then erasing it before I have a chance to digest it.

Rewind: ...

It's all well and good to get the devices talking to each other. The real victory will be when you have multiple-devices developers that can cross-communicate.

Can they do it?

Don't forget the goal here. Integrating technology is just one step. Need to also use that integration to solve problems and move forward in life.

Gadgets that talk together, but are created by developers with a chip on their shoulder are not an integration challenge anyone needs.
Bill gave quite a comment:
if we can make this seamless, we can create something quite phenomenal."
No, he wasn't talking about the latest scramble to fix the bugs in IE.

Ref Ref Careful, there Bill. You may be onto something: "Integration."

Don't want to upset the apple cart--all those tools that currently survive, insulated, and unable to implement reasonable end-user requirements.

Are you gadgets better integrated than you developers?

Here's a sign of a problem: "usability and compatibility issues between devices". Uh, what about the compatibility with the end-user's ultimate goals?

Last thing I want is my iPod talking to my Mac, and conniving about how they're going to Bill gave a really nice speech saying that "gadgets were working together." That's brilliant.

Let's hope those gadgets are connected to people who are also working together.

No, I want those gadgets designed with integrating me, the end-user in mind.

It's all well and good to get the devices talking to each other. The real victory will be when you have multiple-devices that can cross-communicate.

Think of it as an internet for your iPod. Oh, wait ... they already did that and the MPAA said, "Pay us to transfer that." download the latest podcast, and then erasing it before I have a chance to digest it.

Rewind: ...

It's all well and good to get the devices talking to each other. The real victory will be when you have multiple-devices developers that can cross-communicate.

Can they do it?

Don't forget the goal here. Integrating technology is just one step. Need to also use that integration to solve problems and move forward in life.

Gadgets that talk together, but are created by developers with a chip on their shoulder are not an integration challenge anyone needs.
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