[REBOL] Re: Groove?
From: thundrebol:yaho:o at: 11-May-2001 13:01
I've just read some posts about Groove and I figured
I'd add my own $.02.
My initial impression of Groove was great. The UI
looks really slick, plus it was neat that I didn't
have to do anything to start using it; no proxy or
network configuration was required. It's also clever
the way they use e-mail as a way to virally attract
(invite) new users.
After a few sessions of using Groove, the novelty
began to wear off. Although it appears to be slick,
the UI can be confusing and clunky at times. Some
tools add new layers of tabs often with the duplicate
Probably most disappointing was the sluggishness of
the application. Chat really didn't feel like chat
because of the excessive network latency. This didn't
make sense to me, because I could chat with these same
people using REBOL/Express and responses registered
within 2 seconds. Your milage may vary, but I found
many of the apps plagued by slow UI interaction.
In a nutshell, Groove alone isn't a killer app. It's a
platform (that's better than many) that's looking for
a killer app.
--- Porter Woodward <[woodward--shore--net]> wrote: