Spolsky Eviscerates Windows Live Mesh

By Deane Barker on May 1, 2008

Architecture astronauts take over: This whole thing is great. Spolsky gets downright medieval further down.

And what is this Windows Live Mesh?

It’s a way to synchronize files.

Jeez, we’ve had that forever. When did the first sync web sites start coming out? 1999? There were a million versions. xdrive, mydrive, idrive, youdrive, wealldrive for ice cream. Nobody cared then and nobody cares now, because synchronizing files is just not a killer application. I’m sorry. It seems like it should be. But it’s not.

[…] It’s Groove, rewritten from scratch, one more time. Ray Ozzie just can’t stop rewriting this damn app, again and again and again, and taking 5-7 years each time.

Whatever happened to Groove, anyway? I used to use it.