Daily Archives: April 23, 2006

Is Flickr ready to leave beta?

Flagrant Disregard (home of Flickr Toys) is asking, is Flickr ready to leave beta?

In my opinion, no. It is nice, but it doesn’t have enough features, or enough uptime.

I don’t see why I should have to vote for one of the feature requests listed on the page – many of them are needed. Flickr is owned by Yahoo! now, but I’m not seeing much innovation… a lot more could be done to improve and add features without ruining the user experience. Rather like the problem with Google’s ownership of Blogger – not enough evidence of development and improvement.

Awaiting my TomTom 910

Well, we ordered the TomTom 910 on Friday, from Expansys… their website is indicating that it should be available within 7 days, so hopefully by the time I get back from my trip to Las Vegas (the week after next) I’ll be all satnav’ed up. Don’t know whether there will be a waiting list, though. Fingers crossed.

I was thinking about this last night, and realised that I’ll now have something to store and play the Radio 4 podcasts on – so even if I’m not driving in the evening, I’ll be able to listen to The Now Show, or In Our Time. Plus, of course, if I carry it everywhere with me, the satnav aspect should enable me to help taxi drivers who don’t know their way to my client sites – for example the guy in Birmingham who wanted me to tell him how to get from my hotel to the office the other day…