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February 27, 2006
Six Apart's Mena Trott mum on Comet
Here's an interview on BW Online with Six Apart's Mena Trott. Unfortunately, she doesn't provide any details on Six Apart's new product, codenamed Comet, that will start beta testing within weeks. The only hint ("It's meant for the next generation of blogs") really isn't much of a hint at all.
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It is my understanding that Comet is going to leverage structured blogging type meta data features to take blogging to then next level. For example, Six Apart?? hosted solution, Typepad currently offers a handful of different types of Typelists that allow you to add and manage rail content (i.e. books, people, notes, etc.) very easily. I think Six Apart is looking to improve and expand upon the Typelist functionality and offer it to Typepad users upon its launch. I am just as anxious as you are to see it in action!
Posted by: Frank Gruber at February 27, 2006 01:31 PM
Six Apart has really said less than nothing at all about the alleged "Comet" product. To say you're working on a project that will be the next generation of this or that is pure vaporware at its best. The truly amazing thing is that no one really calls companies to account when the do these sorts of things.
Posted by: Danny at March 9, 2006 02:44 AM
I agree with Danny. Six Apart's lack of providing any concrete details is very frustrating. I am about to roll out a new website that will require a personal publishing platform (Movable Type, Wordpress, etc). Should I just hold off for Comet? How long to I have to wait? If I do, will I be glad that I waited? It's tough to know when there has been zilch said about Comet.
Now, from what I did gather from their FAQ, Comet is a project that will not be a new product from SA. Rather, they will use what they are building to improve their three existing products (Live Journal, TypePad, and Movable Type).
If anyone has more information PLEASE SHARE.
Posted by: David at May 6, 2006 02:38 PM