Day: January 8, 2004

  • No Boundaries Or Rules


    SAN FRANCISCO – A few hundred thousand lines of computer code could revolutionize the way people interact with computers, say its unlikely inventor and his backers.

    The software is called No Boundaries Or Rules, or NBOR for short.  Denny Jaeger has been working on it for over 10 years.  I tend to be skeptical about anything that claims to be revolutionary, even more so after the hype and letdown of the Segway.  Don’t get me wrong, I think the Segway totally rocks, but outside of the StupidRich, it’s not practical.  The Segway isn’t exactly changing the way we do things as it was supposed to.

    NBOR and its main application, Blackspace does have a lot going for it.  The full version is $299, which is quite reasonable if it is as revolutionary as the claims make it out to be.  The developers are also releasing a free as in beer trial version.  They also get props from me for a program that runs on Windows 2000/XP, Mac AND Linux.  It looks like the Windows version will ship first, followed by the Linux port and then the Mac version.

    It appears that NBOR/Blackspace is hard to explain.

    The NBOR site is running extremely slowly, and I don’t think that it has been slashdotted yet.  The developer in me really wants to know about what is under the hood of this program, but for now I’ll have to live with hype, PR, and news coverage.  It appears that the entire program takes up only about 8 megs of space.

    The free demo will be out January 15.  I’ll be there.