Having been very deeply involved

Having been very deeply involved in Collaboration software for many years, naturally, I often think about the state of the art in collaboration (=groupware, =teamware, =social software) software and where it might be going in the future.

One of the motivations behind this experiment in blogging is to try to really "grok" what's going on here. And particularly, what are the dynamics that lead to so many really smart people to spend so much of their time writing mini-essays that are not addressed to anyone specific (like I am doing right now!)

I can't say I've figured it out, but I am coming to believe that two "new" collaboration-related trends (blogs and wikis) might just be the "next big thing" that the commercial collaboration software guys will need to pay attention to. I'm not there yet, but a sneaking suspicion is creeping up on me.

I have some serious questions about what would need to happen to blogs and wikis to allow them to actually succeed commercially, and their certainly not there yet. But the spark is there and it is intriguing. (And p.s. where is the spell checker in Radio?)

Posted on June 11, 2003 and filed under Uncategorized.