Webless Web Interactions
I think that somehow, WWW has almost downplayed the importance of email as an application. Well, coporate users know that email is probably the most important of all network applications, but some other people don’t feel this.
Take me for a quick example, I’m probably your typical techie, but somehow, never really caught on the idea of blogging, until recently. When I did, I encountered my age old reluctance of logging onto a website to fill in information. This is very pronounced since I don’t have a fast link to the internet.
Well.. once again email comes to the rescue, and now I don’t have to log in to a website to fill in my blog and make it available to all.
I think that for coporate users, these kinds of applications are very important. Those that allow you to do work, without changing much of your working habit/setup.
This is also why I strongly believe that webservices and XML are going to explode slowly at first, but surely, into some very nifty applications that no one, I mean ABSOLUTELY no one is even thinking about right now.
I’m kinda hoping I’ll be the first one to bring up that idea J