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on being a groove missionary who almost lost the faith

over the years, i've done more than fair share of what i'd call "missionary" work for groove - that great and useful collaboration client that nobody has used. in fact groove was my first real world introduction into just how difficult it can be to get groups of people to change their behaviors. i tried all sorts of tactics to try to get dozens of people to get the religion and exactly one person ever went so far as to download the software and use it on a regular basis. over time we stopped using it for collaborating on small projects and we now mostly use it when we want secure instant messaging that can't be viewed by The Man [ you know what i mean ].

so it's with this background context that i look longingly at their v3 beta program . it's getting great reviews and it sounds like they've made it even easier to work it into your coworkers workflows. as always, ray waxes eloquently on decentralization and dancing with redmond.

too bad there's not a native os x version. i haven't tried to run groove in virtual pc , but i can't imagine that it's pretty. anyway, maybe i'll take a peak at the new beta and put on my missionary cloak.

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3/15/2004 07:26:00 PM 0 comments


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