Blogger is going to force everyone’s hand, including ours, when they move exclusively to APP… sometime soon. Looking forward to that day as everyone’s metaweblog implementations have their own quirks.
I must admit that it does add an ironic twist to hear someone from Microsoft make the all too famous,
“force everyone’s hand … when they …”
comment, but from the defensive, instead of offensive point of view. Just goes to show that no matter who you are, and how much of any given market you might own, you can’t sit still in this industry and expect such a “strategy” to work. Thats not to suggest that I believe MSFT has been sitting still, and instead that no matter who you are, or where you are from, simple ideas can, quite literally, become the next “big thing” overnight.
Who knows, maybe your idea, whoever you are, and whatever that might be, will be in place of “Blogger” the next time someone from ‘GigantoCorp’ (whichever GigantoCorp that might be) speaks these same words.
Thanks for the info, Joe!
Those of you who have been around the Web since right around day one or so will understand what I mean when I state: HomeSite ROCKS!!! (a statement often made in WebDev circles circa 1995)
For the record, HomeSite still ROCKS!!!, but thats beside the point.
So, what is the point?
I’m gettin’ there, snappy, now go take another
Ritalin Adderalland go sit in the corner until it takes hold!
Okay, for those of you still with me,
Some quick background: JJ and Jeremy Allaire created Cold Fusion (the app server… They didn’t actually invent Cold Fusion, but if you are one of the confused ones, my only question is: Why are you not sitting in the corner? Go!), founded Allaire, which acquired HomeSite, all of which was aquired by Macromedia (one of few companies who can actually claim that if it wasn’t for the DotCom boom > bust cycle, they probably wouldn’t still be in business — another story for another time ;), which as we all should know by now, joined forces with Adobe last year to form
a Super Monopoly (which, as a result, just so happens to own a somewhat larger portion of the Graphic Designer++ market than does any of their competition. — As a side note, it’s funny how that whole “is a monopoly/is not a monopoly” game system works, isn’t it?) DISCLAIMER: I stand behind ALL of the above! :D
Anyway, the drugs should be taking hold right about now… You can come out of the corner.
Wow! While you all smiley and — oh, yeah — the drugs –
So now that I have everyones (
including snappy’s) attention,
To make a
short story just that much more painfully longer,
Introducing Windows Live Writer
Welcome to the Windows Live Writer team blog! We are excited to announce that the Beta version of Windows Live Writer is available for download today.
Windows Live Writer is a desktop application that makes it easier to compose compelling blog posts using Windows Live Spaces or your current blog service.
Blogging has turned the web into a two-way communications medium. Our goal in creating Writer is to help make blogging more powerful, intuitive, and fun for everyone.
Writer has lots of features which we hope make for a better blogging experience. Some of the ones we are most excited about include:
Fast forwarding to the end,
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Windows Live Writer
Which now should help all of you now understand the title,
So That’s Where Microsoft Hid JJ (Allaire)!
Microsoft, just one question: No APP support?
We want Writer to work well with every blogging service out there. If you can’t get Writer to work with your blog, we want to know.
Now I just need to find a blogging service that supports APP! :D