Archive for February 12th, 2008

 

Build a Killer Web App in 45 Minutes…Then What?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 by

techcrunch_logo Today I read an article on TechCrunch which was positioned as a poll eliciting responses on a generalized area of development. The framework, as outlined by Erick Schonfeld, was this: “come up with a killer Web app in 45 minutes” for the Future of Web Apps conference in Miami. I guess the goal is to actually build the app within the timeframe specified. The categories for the poll were:

  • A Webwide Reputation System
  • Cloud Computing
  • Social Finance
  • Webmail – An Alternative to Gmail
  • Search
  • Life Streaming
  • Video Messaging/Publishing

Below are the stats taken @ 2:10pm on 2/12/08 from the TechCrunch site.

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The thing that really grabbed me about this TechCrunch poll was not what was in the original post, but the 50+ comments that followed, many with several other ideas on the “killer app.” In fact, yours truly tried to jump into the comment thread as well. I figured that I should keep my comments short, but still the topic and inferred topics kept me thinking and spawned some other ones in the process.

Many other ideas

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Dilbert Does Virtualization

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 by

From today’s Dilbert cartoon (published on 2/12/08):

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Will Dilbert be able to save the day? Our software engineers already have! Obviously, Dilbert hasn’t heard of GoGrid where you can deploy virtualized servers within minutes! I sure hope that Scott Adams builds this theme out. It might prove to be interesting.