Vertrees dosen't get Color

Last week I took an opposing stance against John Gruber's assessment of the $41,000,000 app, Color. I felt his comments overlooked the larger idea of providing a perspective that is not possible to achieve without a dozen cameras in place, and the ability to share a perspective with someone far away through the lenses of those around them.

A week's worth of reflecting, and today's Shop Savvy prank, have cleared things up for me. The idea itself is far too idealistic, the execution is amateur despite the technology being very innovative, and the entire premise reeks of planned commercialization of the technology rather than the service.

I guess I'm just easily impressed by minimalistic web sites.