Do you think there would ever be a market for home intranet software? There’s so much to keep track of within my own family — people we know, appointments, lists for every such thing, etc. If intranets handle business management, why couldn’t they be adapted to a family?
I have an Apache server running on my machine at home. I’m half-tempted to build a little “family intranet” that would keep track of all our necessary information and that everyone could access. Didn’t Microsoft try to do that with Bob?
“Microsoft Bob simplifies home management by bringing everything together in one place.” (See some great screenshots of Bob.)
There you go — “home management software.” It could be a new genre. But instead of a compiled program like Bob, I’d crank out Web apps that could be plugged into a local Apache server (or remote, if you have more than one PC in the house). Calendar, lists, contacts, etc. It’d be like having a local Exchange Server for the while family.