Dont Forget to Hit the Send Button
Wonder why some startups are tanking? Hint: Same as some VC firms.Some companies have no business plan or no product. Others have a product, but we hope theyre not banking their profitability on itno matter how creative their press release is. Take Learning Worlds Attacher, a utility that reminds a forgetful user to send an attachment with an e-mail. It works by scanning the text of an e-mail for key words such as "attachment" and "file." Then if the user clicks "send" without an attachment, the Attacher will pop-up a dialog box, which asks, "Send Anyway?"
Please. This is just one instance where technology goes too far. OK, so it is only $9.95, but what about all the productivity lost in having to click "No" for half the e-mails where keywords are present, but no attachment needed? Hello? VC money isnt for free any more!