[FoRK] Why is OpenQwaq better than Hangouts?

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Fri Dec 21 12:58:21 PST 2012


Sounds like Oblong.

On 12/21/2012 12:49 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Ron Teitelbaum <ron at 3dicc.com> -----
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> From: Ron Teitelbaum <ron at 3dicc.com>
> Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:27:17 -0500
> To: openqwaq at googlegroups.com
> Subject: RE: Why is OpenQwaq better than Hangouts?
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> Hi Guilio,
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> 3D ICC is doing very well.  Talk to Julie about our Pilots and Proof Of
> Concept deals.  We have had a number of successful transitions from POC to
> Customer.  The more people see the platform the more they love it.  I agree
> it's not easy to explain.  I'm always amazed when I see a customer move into
> their space.  When they start asking questions about how to modify something
> or to use some advanced functionality I know they are really starting to get
> it.  People really need to experience it.
>
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>
> Happy Holidays to you too and I wish you a very prosperous New Year!!
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> All the best,
>
>
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> Ron Teitelbaum
>
> Head Of Engineering
>
> 3d Immersive Collaboration Consulting
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> From: openqwaq at googlegroups.com [mailto:openqwaq at googlegroups.com] On Behalf
> Of Giulio Prisco
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 1:40 PM
> To: openqwaq at googlegroups.com
> Subject: Re: Why is OpenQwaq better than Hangouts?
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> Ron, this is a great elevator pitch but... it is the same elevator pitch
> that we have been doing for years, with poor results, at least as far as I
> am concerned. I do hope that you guys are are doing much better and swimming
> in money - if not yet, well, this is what I wish you for 2013!
>
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 7:17 PM, Ron Teitelbaum <ron at 3dicc.com> wrote:
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> Hi Everyone.
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> I'd like to take a minute to thank everyone that has been supporting
> OpenQwaq.  3D ICC has been moving the platform forward after we purchased it
> from Teleplace.  3D ICC includes the main developers from Qwaq and
> Teleplace.  We offer a full commercial version called: Immersive Terf.  I
> hope you won't mind if I substitute Immersive Terf for OpenQwaq when doing
> my elevator pitch.
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> As for the elevator pitch.
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> "yes, Google Hangouts is great, but for these applications: agile process
> management, training, collaboration, and design, Immersive Terf is _much_
> better because Immersive Terf is a place that models the real world.
> Immersion brings the benefits of collocation by bringing participants into
> the same room.   Users can move Agile artifacts and develop a spatial memory
> for content, issues, status and documents.  Deep learning can be
> accomplished by modeling real world activities, placing the users in a
> realistic environment, and allowing users to experience the benefits and
> consequences of real life choices.  Immersive Terf brings face to face
> meetings to a new level by allowing Avatar "in-head" video, sounds zones,
> spatial sound, multiple simultaneously shared documents and the ability to
> see and point to real objects.  Just like meeting in a real room
> collaboration does not always involve a single thread of activity.
> Immersive Terf models the real world where you can see where people are and
> what they are doing.  A fully functioning space enables all forms of real
> collaboration that a group would need if they were placed in a real room.
> Since Immersive Terf models the real world, real design can be accomplished
> in a 3d world.  From designing buildings, to laying out components of a
> submarine, or making controls easily accessible, it is much easier, less
> expensive, and sometimes less dangerous to design and build virtual objects
> and try them out.  Immersive Terf is _much_ better then Google Hangouts."
>
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> All the best,
>
>
>
> Ron Teitelbaum
>
> Head Of Engineering
>
> 3d Immersive Collaboration Consulting
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> ron at 3dicc.com
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>> -----Original Message-----
>
>> From: openqwaq at googlegroups.com [mailto:openqwaq at googlegroups.com]
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>> On Behalf Of Giulio Prisco
>
>> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 2:20 AM
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>> To: openqwaq at googlegroups.com
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>> Subject: Why is OpenQwaq better than Hangouts?
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>>
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>> Of course I know _that_ OpenQwaq is better than Hangouts, but the question
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>> comes up more and more frequently, and does not have an easy answer. Your
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>> thoughts?
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>> With Hangouts, you can do most of the things that we do in OQ, multiuser
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>> videoconferencing, screencast and document sharing (through Google Drive)
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>> etc.
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>> I think the most important advantages of OQ are:
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>> 1) Not limited to 10 users
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>> 2) Persistent - you leave your documents there and restart next time
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>> 4) Better meeting management tools
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>> 5) More flexible
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>> 6) 3D (for those who like 3D)
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>> 7) Open source, the technology does not belong to a giant corporation
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>> But I don't think these are very important factors for most users,
> especially not
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>> for today's attention-challenged users who think that the Internet is that
> little
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>> box with lights that flicker when you are on Facebook.
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>>
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>> It would be helpful to have a good elevator pitch "yes, Google Hangouts is
>
>> great, but for these applications [list] Open Qwaq is _much_ better
> because
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>> [reasons]
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> ----- End forwarded message -----
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