Saturday, April 15, 2006

Google Calendar

Google launched Google Calendar on April 13, 2006.

From the Inquirer:

Called Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE) for RSS and OPML, the idea is that calendar sharing is enabled through bidirectional data flow. Your calendar becomes a feed that is replicated so people who need to know where you are can see that information through their own automatically updated calendars and vice-versa.

Or in the developers' terms:

"We believe SSE addresses a larger problem that our customers have today. For example, why do your work and family calendars have to be separate? With SSE you could share your work calendar with your spouse.

"If your calendar were published as an SSE feed, changes to your work calendar could be replicated to your spouse’s calendar, and vice versa. As a result, your spouse could see your work calendar and add new appointments, such as a parent-teacher meeting, or a doctor’s appointment."

So let’s get this clear, your wife knows WHERE YOU ARE AT ANY TIME? And then can start CHANGING YOUR CALENDAR? Dread thought. Back to 30 Boxes then. This calendaring trick could be a tougher nut to crack than we thought…

One comment at BusinessWeek: Some players are already where Google is heading. Offering an entire suite of tools to manage one's life or business via the Web. Check or for two services that offer an impressive online office integrating a calendar, mail, document management.


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