Perhaps it’s too easy and too much fun to break out the crystal ball and play prognosticator. I can’t even count the number of times an overzealous music writer has anointed yet another dime-store troubadour as the next Bob Dylan.
But we’re convinced that Paul Taylor of the Financial Times was onto something when he got his Nostradamus on and described the open-source Web conferencing tool Dimdim as “the shape of online conferencing to come.”
In his Personal Technology column in today’s FT, Taylor addressed how the recession has changed the way we conduct meetings, and how face-to-face encounters are being replaced by virtual ones. All of which bodes well for Dimdim, which he pegged as “the most interesting new Web-based conferencing package” and a tool that’s “ready to go head-to-head with the sector’s big boys.” He also predicted that free services, such as Dimdim, “will shift the balance.”
Now, if we can just get Mr. Taylor to give us his pick for the most capable candidate to cover “All Along the Watchtower.”