Okay, I'm starting to wonder if I shouldn't have sold my TiVo last year. If nothing else, this Flickr API and TiVo HME Experiment would have given me a nice way to browse photos from the comfort of the recliner.

Of course, I can do that with a laptop and get a higher resolution at the same time. But still. Isn't that cool? :-)

This is exactly the kind of stuff that can happen in the Web 2.0 world when vendors think of themselves as not just service providers or hardware vendors. If you think of yourself as platform for developers and invest a bit of support getting them started, a ton of interesting stuff seems to sprout.

Many companies could learn a lesson from this--including the one I work for. How about an IMVironment SDK for starters?

Posted by jzawodn at February 20, 2005 10:28 PM

Reader Comments
# vrikodhara said:

How about an IMVironment SDK for starters?

Yes, please.

on February 20, 2005 10:55 PM
# Dave Hodson said:

or how about an SDK to hit the Yahoo IM/Email/SMS cloud? That would be nice...

on February 21, 2005 12:44 PM
# WebsiteNovaBlog said:

You want to develop with this? Maybe you should expound upon what exactly you want to do...

sounds interesting though...

on February 21, 2005 09:31 PM
# said:

If someone would just market a box that was totally open, there would be all kinds of cool stuff like this being created.

I still don't quite understand why PVRs need to be so crippled. Any PC with TV video capture can do this stuff.

on February 21, 2005 09:44 PM
# Jyri said:

Good point. It's baffling how difficult it is for companies to learn that lesson about openness. Manual trackback:

on April 22, 2005 04:23 AM
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