Now here’s an interesting idea. In a series of comments to my latest rant about the newest Ajax home page (Fold.com), Axel Wolf, the founder of Fold, suggests (in an exchange with Pageflakes founder Christoph Janz) that I come to Europe to meet with the European entrants into the space (Pageflakes, Protopage, Netvibes, Fold) to get a better understanding of why they have a chance at success:
10. Comment by Christoph Janz â€” March 1, 2006 @ 8:38 am | Edit
Axel, one of my personal goals for 2006 is to convince Mike of the viability of the personal startpage concept. Ten months leftâ€¦ I chose Mike because I think heâ€™s more bearish about it than anyone else I know.
Iâ€™d appreciate your support.
@Mike: Did you have a look at Pageflakes lately? We released a number of cool new features since our Beta Release three weeks ago. Congrats on the edgeio Release!
13. Comment by Axel Wolf â€” March 1, 2006 @ 9:52 am | Edit
Christoph, maybe we should invite him to Europe for a fact finding trip; after all, with regard to start pages this is where the actions is (Pageflakes, Protopage, Netvibes, Foldâ€¦)
14.Comment by Michael Arrington â€” March 1, 2006 @ 9:54 am | Edit
Guys, Iâ€™d love to do it. Think we can get everyone in one place, like London, for a summit? Iâ€™ll be there. Early April is perfect.
I’m up for it, and it could be a fun event to bring together these companies and a bunch of bloggers.
We’ll need a sponsor or two for the event to cover costs as well.