How Zimbra struck me three years ago

Yahoo! announced its intentions over Zimbra recently, and the impressive price tag made me very happy: a good idea can be worth a significant share of a billion.
   The first time that I heard about Zimbra was three years ago: Gmail was the hottest thing in town, and Google Calendar was under heavy speculation; I was considering a PhD become things seemed magical then.  They were. Somehow pretended he could make an e-mail client understand that “next Wednesday, noonish?” ment the 23rd, at 12:00; that blew me away.  I wanted it right away, I wanted this guy to have all the help he could get — and for the first and only time in my life, I forwarded the link to everyone in my address book, and I mean everyone.
   Until a week ago, I remember this massive spamming as an inexplicable mistake, a sour memory: Zimbra went off the radars for so long. . . Even if the price tag includes far more then just the idea that a computers should grasp queries in natural language (the loud buzz around PowerSet proves that point much better, actually) I am proud to think again that such a simple feat is both difficult, and extremely precious. And I am very eager to finally be able to use it.

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About Bertil

I'm a PhD student in Digital Economics, and I love viennoiserie. Je suis un doctorant en économie (numérique) et j'aime la viennoiserie.
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