A Little Off This GoogleBase

Can you hear the collective gushing over Google Base, the supposedly soon to be released Google’s web-based database that users can build upon?

Google Base is Google’s database into which you can add all types of content. We’ll host your content and make it searchable online for free.”

Live-Or-Not-Live status of the product not withstanding, initial screenshots show a bit of revisionist thinking. Google Base, might be impressive for those whose hair have not been bleached gray by many summers, but to an old Valley hand it is reinvention of a product called QuickBase, an online hosted database offering from Intuit, the makers of gasp…. accounting software, Quick Books. QuickBase failed as a consumer offering but has found some use in small workgroups. Of course, since we are living in a post bubble world, some “tagging” goodness makes Google Base cooler, especially for the early adopter crowd. (Sarcasm @ work, in case you missed it!) More later, when the actual product does come-out.

(Check out Screen Shots @ Seweso Blog)

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