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After being out of a country and off-the grid (yikes!) for just under a week, I’ve finally been able to comb through my emails, address most of the fires, and already fail at project “inbox zero.” Fantastic! Happy 2012, world!
In my heap of 985 emails (in 4 days!), I found a private beta invitation to Microsoft’s so.cl network from David Sascino, Senior Program Manager (FUSE Labs) at Microsoft Corporation. You may have heard about this FUSE labs project under it’s working title “Tulalip” which, in true Microsoft reactionary style, launched right around the time Google Plus did in 2011.
There’s really not too much value I can add to this conversation because Jim Stroud already made a pretty amusing video which you can watch for thoughtful analysis + I’ve only perused the network briefly…enough to understand that (currently) there’s no apparent value or technology I need from so.cl that doesn’t already exist in my digital portfolio.
What I need is time. So unless Microsoft invents a time machine (oh wait! MS Windows is kind of like a time-machine since I get to experience 2nd rate technology that mac users have had for years only with archaic limitations that don’t let me install an SSD hard drive unless I buy a new license! what?) or the next best thing and does it first (i.e. Kinect), I’m not really interested but you decide for yourself: http://so.cl (I have 10 invites if you don’t yet have access).