What comes after the firetruck?

by Volker Weber

As you get older you lose many capabilities. As much as I'd love to ride a longboard, that has become way too dangerous for my bones.

But you gain something from watching the world around you. It's like a carousel. Firetruck, horse, motorcycle, car, ... and then firetruck, horse, motorcycle, car ... You don't have a time machine, and you still know the future.

About eleven years ago I went to a Groupwise conference. I knew for a fact that Novell was milking its customer base. But here they were, a rather small group of people very enthusiastic about their platform. There was a keynote, there were small features being added to the product. There was a beta of Groupwise 7, etc.

I don't make this carousel go around. I can't stop it. But I do know what comes after the firetruck.

Comments

Revisits previous post about Keep.Works for a link..........

Ian Bradbury, 2016-08-25 18:29

had the same thought watching the community 😟

Ursus Schneider, 2016-08-25 18:32

Well said. Another lesson learned over the years: What goes up, must come down.

Thomas Knodt, 2016-08-25 18:49

But Groupwise is still supported and activly developed. There were several releases after Groupwise 7. So i do not get your point?

Ralf M Petter, 2016-08-25 21:20

Sadly you don't. But you will, eventually.

Volker Weber, 2016-08-25 22:09

This post isn't necessarily about novell. I don't think :)

Pedro Quaresma , 2016-08-26 11:35

I like Ionesco's Rhinoceros. It reflects nicely on this. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros_(play)

Stephan H. Wissel, 2016-08-27 10:45

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