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[REBOL] Re: Groove?

From: thundrebol:y:ahoo at: 11-May-2001 13:01

Hi-- 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 labels. 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. //Ed --- Porter Woodward <[woodward--shore--net]> wrote: