Tuesday, September 27, 2005

If looks could kill

Hyperoffice was an avant-garde attempt at creating a web-based office productivity suite. Rudimentary in its functionality, it nevertheless managed to grab enough eyeballs because of its beautiful interface. The most striking feature of this site was the complete lack of advertisements, giving it the look of a conventional desktop application. The most beautiful product in this suite was its email. However, like Desktop.com, Hyperoffice too lacked a revenue model, something that made me distance away from it.
Hyperoffice practically had to reinvent itself to survive. However, the old charm is lost.

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