When Groove Networks released its software and announced three large customers earlier this month, it kicked off business for one of the most watched companies in the unproven peer-to-peer software market.
I've just spent three weeks speaking at as many trade shows. I did my act at a small DTR Business Systems reseller show in Vegas; a middling Seybold show in Boston, with 1,500 guests; and the 70,000-attendee Spring Comdex in Chicago.
It's amazing how fast a new application can be orphaned by a struggling company. Due to the onslaught of new servers and operating systems, legacy applications now have the shortest life spans I've witnessed in the last 20 years.