Beats me. I have a lame old phone and am waiting for my local Verizon store to get the V710 in stock. But Russell Beattie posted his thoughts about Yahoo's SMS News Alerts and Mobile Alert IDs.
Even though I've never used or seen the service, I agree with the points Russell makes and suspect that he's simply right.
Russell lives and breathes this stuff. Anyone who's been reading his stuff more than few days knows this. There's a good chance that some of the folks who build the Yahoo Mobile services also live and breathe this stuff, but I'd be shocked it all of them do.
Near the end of his post, he jokes:
Just remember where you saw all this first so when Yahoo implements it I can demand a free t-shirt or something.
Well, you know what? I'm going to make sure he gets a shirt. He's providing some publicity for our services and a helpful dose of expert criticism.
If the Yahoo Mobile group doesn't have shirts (or aren't willing to provide one), I'll go to the company store and buy one myself. And I'm going to deliver it in person. I've been reading Russell's blog for a long time and now that he lives up in San Francisco, there's really no good reason I haven't met him in person yet.
Hm. Maybe "being busy" is a good reason? Nah.
Russell: How's an XL?
Update: I've got an XL shirt here that appeared a few minutes ago. Now I just have to figure out when to get it to Russ.
Posted by jzawodn at August 01, 2004 07:32 PM