Thomas Otter [Chief Business Solution Architect at SAP] and Sigurd Rinde [Founder of Thingamy] have become friends. Thomas has some nice things to say about both Sig and Thingamy here:
Thingamy is well worth having a look at. Sig has worked harder than anyone I know to focus in on simplicity. He is the zen master of simplicity.
The application can run from a USB stick. I’m not a developer, but there is something aesthetically pleasing about small and simple. Have a listen to a recent interview with Sig here. If I was at SAP ventures I’d take out the cheque book. Sig is onto something.
What’s interesting to me is, Thingamy has gotten most of its big interest in the last few months not from the startup Web 2.0 crowd, but by the senior folk in the heavyweight tech companies. SAP is by no means the only example I could give… but I guess there’s more to life than killer blog apps etc.
[Disclosure: I have a small stake in Thingamy. This has nothing to do with the stuff I’m currently doing with Microsoft.]