Wednesday, October 20, 2004 ::: Unbound Spiral: One Step Beyond the Buddylist
Stuart Henshall goes into a fair amount of detail with regard to the hype over presence. Like identity and IM, I think there needs to be an open solution that (hopefully) reaches ubiquity someday. Maybe there already is, I haven't gotten involved in the presence conversation, but it does seem far too difficult to find out whose available contact at any given time without the usual hassles of launching an IM, for example, that they happen to use and have running and have you on their buddy list, etc. I think Jabber might have a solution, we'll see.
::: posted by Allen Searls at 5:37 PM