Ray Ozzie: “As an industry, we have simply not designed our calendaring and directory software and services for this ‘mesh’ model. The websites, services and servers we build seem to all want to be the ‘owner’ and ‘publisher’; it’s really inconsistent with the model that made email so successful, and the loosely-coupled nature of the web.”
Great stuff. Can’t wait to see what comes of this. Personally, I think synchronization is going to be one of the key platform features of Web 2.0. As I’ve said before, I simply don’t buy that we’re just around the corner from ubiquitious network connectivity, and absent that, we’re going to have to deal effectively with the disconnected operation problem.