Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Google and Salesforce

I'm intrigued by the possibility of Google Gears. It has the potential of making a lot of applications that currently rely on an always on internet connection.

There's already an offline client for, everyone's favorite web-based on-demand CRM. And there are definite stories out there that Google and Salesforce are discussing *something*, and I think it's going to be more interesting than just connecting Gmail into Salesforce.

What if Salesforce worked (in some fashion) with Google Gears to make a better offline experience? Unlike Salesforce's current off-line client, this could be very much the same sort of experience online and offline -- much like the experience of using Google Reader will now be the same both online and offline. And if Google Reader can handle large amounts of feeds -- this might well be possible on the Salesforce side as well.

I'm not sure if this is something practical given Salesforce's architecture, and I haven't done any in depth research into Google Gears -- but I wonder if this might be it.

I'm not sure if this is going to happen -- but I think Google Gears could potentially be very interesting to follow for web-based software.

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Friday, May 25, 2007


Star Wars

It's a big anniversary for Star Wars this year -- one that I'm not really going to dwell on the number, because it's a bit disturbing as a member of the original Star Wars generation.

I've actually got very little going on this weekend -- so I'm going to celebrate by going through all six films this weekend.

Star Wars in some ways is less fashionable since the prequel films disappointed so many of us. But the original films weren't just a part of my childhood -- they were my childhood, and nothing can take that part away.


Monday, May 21, 2007


Lost Heroes

I think the last month or two of both Lost and Heroes have been excellent -- so this joint interview with the two creators is especially satisfying.

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