July 16th, 2007
Over a dozen posts have been put up on the LiftPort blog in the past few days. Rather than summarize each one of them, I recommend that you just link over to the most recent post (here) and then just work your way backwards through the preceding posts.
Many of the posts have to do with LiftPort photos posted on flickr and comments on their ongoing legal issues. But the post titled LiftPort’s Tethered Towers, Trials and Triumph: Part 1 conclusion deserves special mention. Now, I’m a Systems guy from way back. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly with designing Systems and putting them together, and I’ve contributed to each at various times. But I don’t recall participating in a demo as trouble-plagued as the one summarized in this LiftPort post. If I was in this writer’s shoes, I’d have been seriously dependent on Prozac by the time this demo was completed. It’s a miracle they got it working at all.
Read it and weep…