The Ultimate Sophistication: Simplicity

by Volker Weber

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This may be in your future and you don't even know it yet. Raphaël Szwarc of ZOň fame is working on ZAPPATA Personal Groupware. Although I discussed a few of the ideas behind his project with him it is too early to disclose details. But rest assured that he is not making the same mistakes that a few other players made.

Due next year.

Comments

"But rest assured that he is not making the same mistakes that a few other players made. "

Lets hope we got it right this time around :)

You are entitled to your very own brand new mistakes. :-)

Volker Weber, 2003-12-12

Well _now_ I know it and I want to know more! So is ZAPPATA going to be like a personal WIKI, similar to Voodoo Pad? Does 2004 mean we get more hints in January or do we get to see a beta then? By "not making the same mistakes", do you mean it's not going to be a Windows only, funded by Microsoft, product like Groove?

Michael Braly, 2003-12-12

No, yes, dunno, yes.

Volker Weber, 2003-12-12

Well _now_ I know it and I want to know more!

No comments :)

So is ZAPPATA going to be like a personal WIKI, similar to Voodoo Pad?

Nope. It's more along these buzzwords: P2P, Semantic Web, Social Software.

Does 2004 mean we get more hints in January or do we get to see a beta then?

Beta availbale in Q1 2004.

By "not making the same mistakes", do you mean it's not going to be a Windows only, funded by Microsoft, product like Groove?

Yes, among other things...

But I WANT a 4 processor laptop..

Do you mean that I won't NEED one

:)

Justin Knol, 2003-12-12

Hey!
Very hard to scrutinize their kinda blank website! :-)
K.

Kuja, 2003-12-13

Hey!
Very hard to scrutinize ZAPPATA kinda blank website! :-)
K.

Kuja, 2003-12-13

Oh - there is more than meets the eye on the website ;-) But Raphaël already provided more links in his reply

Jens-Christian Fischer, 2003-12-13

News from Zappata?

Carlos Araujo, 2004-02-13

The first quarter is over now. Can we have some more hints about ZAPPATA?

Michael Braly, 2004-04-01

Ohh - looking at the calendar ;-)

Indeed, it is over.

So, more news? How about an axiom: "Building software takes longer than expected"

Good enough? No? I feared so.

Ok, let me tell you about a couple of things that ZAPPATA is not:
- It's not a blogging tool (but you can use it to blog)
- It's not an aggregator (but you can use it read all your RSS / Atom feeds)
- It's not a replacement for Google (but you can search for relevant stuff)
- It's not a replacment for email (but you can use it to communicate, collaborate and commemorate)
- It's not centralized
- It's not proprietary

and -- most importantly:

- it's not finished yet (but we are getting there)

Jens-Christian Fischer, 2004-04-02

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