OK, I just had to re-post the above comment from a TechCrunch preview of Microsoft’s Popfly — it made me laugh.
Taking a quick look at the Popfly screencast, I’m totally impressed. This looks like a super application and a great compliment to existing tools within the Mashup market space.
I especially like the ability to construct custom modules and integrate them into Popfly creations. At Orchestr8 we can’t wait to get our hands on this app, to try out building some fun presentation-level mashups that incorporate our AlchemyPoint Server for doing behind-the-scenes processing. Popfly’s incredible UI should be a great compliment to some of the fun stuff we’re doing on the backend.
Mashups just keeps getting more interesting! I’m still waiting for Google to get its feet wet, now that both Yahoo and Microsoft have officially entered the pool.
There were some pretty interesting presentations from several local tech entrepreneurs (one doing some pretty exciting video stuff), and a nice overview of the Art Museum’s technology focus by Bruce Wyman, their Director of New Technologies. The DAM is doing some great work focused on extending the reach of art beyond the typical museum audience. Children and techies alike will appreciate some of the wonderful interactive art installations that are being experimented with. Check it out!
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