Friday, August 13, 2021

Memo to self: People expect default meeting details are in the siloed calendar

A shift happened during the pandemic, and I'm just now realizing it.

Before, if I put my phone number in a Google Calendar invitation, people would expect to call me, or perhaps to have me call them.

After, Google Calendar sets up a Google Meet location, and that's where people expect me to be.

Between Zoom, MS Teams and Google Meet, my laptop is a mess of siloed meeting spaces.

Friday, July 09, 2021

A funny meme that isn't so funny considering the sorry state of calendar and schedule interop

I haven't posted here in quite some time, mostly because the sort of calendaring and scheduling interoperability I advocated for in decades past is no closer to happening. The swamp remains full. But this meme hit a nerve for me.

If we had accepted and adopted calendaring and scheduling standards that weren't vendor-specific, there's no reason every GPS wouldn't be able to fill in the context at a given destination.

When the itch we want to scratch goes on itching for 15 years or more, it descends into memetic farce.