I tried to fit this into a tweet and I came close but couldn't quite squeeze it in.
I was glad to see Discourse, released today. It's open source discussion software. Jeff Atwood, the developer, is one of the best programmers around, and he really knows discussion software. Too often people stop moving the ball forward when they achieve success. I don't know why. Do great directors hang it up after their first hit? Basketball players? Rock stars? Why should creative people in tech be any different.
I think we're about to see a wave of technically excellent software in a lot of different categories. Feels that way to me. More software like Discourse that can be hooked into everything else, and we'll be looking at a lot of new opportunity for everyone.
I think we're on the cusp of some exciting times.
Thanks Jeff. :-)
Yes, Discourse looks great from a bit of playing around with it on its meta site and very pleased that Jeff made it open source. That guy knows social software.
Today we talked about Discourse, the OPML editor (which I find a bit complicated, to be honest, as I try to explain), and many other things. I welcome everyone to join in!