well, one time I was really sure that Ableton were going to make an amazing new browser that served the varied needs of their disparate customers, partly because I knew that Robert Henke shared my concerns about the lack of ways to flip presets on stage. Partly because I knew Ableton met with DJs and Live performers all the time, and they were surely inundated with requests for deep ID3, tagging and grouping features from that market alone.TomViolenz wrote:That's a pretty decent track record. May I ask what the other 6 times were?!Angstrom wrote: I remember this, because it was one of the 7 times I have ever been wrong about something.
But mainly I was convinced because I knew Ableton had years of experience of seeing their competitor's efforts in managing large databases of disparate content (NI Kore, Steinberg Mediabay), all using filtering and sorting to deliver meaningful apposite results.
I knew Ableton had top minds and great programmers, and a background in powerful simple UI design. I knew that Ableton recognised that hierarchic representations of non-hierarchic data was an OLD idea, and so I was sure they'd find a way to represent data by cogent-attribute rather than by location.
I was very sure they were going to make a fantastic browser which focused on giving their various users the power to search, sort, filter and group content - to annotate it, preview it, and more. It was going to be amazing.
I was wrong. It can happen to anyone, apparently.