• Today we spent most of the morning and into the afternoon packing up the kitchen and living/dining room as we are trying to get the house ready for the demo which is happening next weekend. I was pulling up some more baseboard and lo and behold found some more newspaper shoved behind the baseboard. This time however the baseboard seemed to be stuck in place with clear caulking, which made it somewhat more difficult to pull up. I think I know the cause  - around that time (1990) the federal government gave grants for “draft proofing” houses, so probably the old owners got a couple of tubes of caulking and put it down to try and reduce the gale force

  • Well another Demo has come and gone with a whirlwind of information and opportunities. There are a few things which I found at this year's session.  It seems like collaboration is no longer a nice to have but a feature that is really becoming standard when it comes to online products. Notably, Cozimo, LiquidPlanner and some others are taking it to a new level as they are allowing simultaneous work across multiple locations which points to the new, geographically dispersed nature of projects these days. And LiquidTalk allows simultaneous translation across differerent groups all within an IM client. Social media as a concept is also being rolled up into all products; so much so that Demo is going to stop having a

  • Not really.There were the requisite B2C startups and also a lot of Enterprise or B2B companies in this session, but an interesting comment from Chris Shipley in that there is currently a category for “Social Media Companies” which will be dropped in the next event as this is becoming not a separate category, but integrated into every product that will be demo-ing in the future. The Revolution Will Be Broadcast on the WebThe demand for rich video content places big demands on content producers and the networks that distribute their product. It also opens the imaginations of individuals to become creators as well as consumers of video content.Demonstrations by:   BitGravity Make internet powerful for delivering media. Experiences that rival

  • Simplicity was the kickoff theme as we went through a wide variety of demos this afternoon; all the way from virtual desktops for the enterprise to teaching music over the web. Chris Shipley noted that: "Simplicity on the other side of complexity. Making really hard stuff simple." A real cool demo was Sprout, that allows you to create flash widgets without being a flash programmer. Simplify, Simplify He wasn’t much of a technologist, but Henry David Thoreau had the right idea. We make our lives easier, and arguably better, by using products that wrap complexity and capability in simple designs and interfaces. DEMO will continue to beat the drum for practical products that work well, hide complexity, and make our

  • The day is broken up into groupings and the first one is entitled: "We’re Not Just Conference Producers, We’re Customers"Every product we select for DEMO is intrinsically valuable. Each will find customers, from enterprise IT professionals at work to families and friends at home. Yet, in every screening cycle, we find a handful of products that we want or need for ourselves. Here are a few from this year's crop.Demonstrations by: TimeTrade Systems, Inc. Easy scheduling to market. Schedule Now button in an email gives opportunity for easy response to meeting requests. Web interface to make it easier. For the enterprise mkt. It is a Leading scheduler company with corporations like Schwab usingNeed to update web cal and integrates with