It's a thought I have more and more frequently lately. Just where will it all end I keep having to ask myself as each new day seems to bring news of some new way to make use of existing technology tools.
And it's not always electronic or Internet-related. I remember being fairly impressed the first time I saw the pet food dish that someone had modified to make the feasting Fidos of the world slow down a little while they dined. This new-fangled idea involved adding slats to make four equal compartments all containing the pet's nourishment. At first I thought it was just a cosmetic touch. But then my girlfriend informed me that it was designed to make her little pooch eat slower. Brilliant. I need one myself.
But now comes the "Payer Player" guys with what could potentially be something as big as, as big as... well as big as Big Shaq, who's the primary sponsor for this novel approach to social networking. Heck, this thing is gonna make Shaq look downright puny!
Just imagine being able to work with your desktop applications and also watch YouTube at the same time. But without having your browser open. Yeah, you heard me. You can watch videos, text, send email, hold video conferences, find and invite friends from all over the web, all without using a browser while you simultaneously review Excel files, type Word documents and compose PowerPoint presentations. I can not substantiate the rumors that a planned update will also make your morning coffee, but that feature alone would make it worth the price.
And you can do all of this without having that ugly old browser covering up your whole desktop. Hey, there are some really smart girls and boys in this world!
And the really good news is that it was just released on August 1, 2009.
One of my business partners told me he became an affiliate and has been averaging three new members per day.
The possible uses for both personal and business purposes are essentially unlimited. Aside from the "fun factor" inherent in this new networking platform - it's virtually a do anything go anywhere browser-less web portal - the Payer Player creators, in addition to being savvy enough to hook Big Shaq as their spokesman, also offer financial incentives for both paid and free members of their rather generous affiliate program. Can you say "slam dunk"?