I tried to register ignitionlive.com but it was taken. i guess we can’t enter the new “live” era.
I’m not saying MSFT has committed this error, but I like Joel’s definition of “the Marimba Phenomenon” — what happens when you spend more on PR and marketing than on development. “Result: everybody checks out your code, and it’s not good yet. These people will be permanently convinced that your code is simple and inadequate, even if you improve it drastically later.”
Office Live sounds interesting — and I wonder if it isn’t a great boon for startups. By validating a hosted intranet offering, Microsoft is kick starting the market. If the Microsoft product isn’t a homerun, someone will fill the void.