I’m fascinated with social software. Apple isn’t. Despite some promising starts, the most I’ve been able to get accomplished in that vein at Apple was iChat (the IM part; I’m really not interested in videoconferencing), Safari RSS and the ‘PubSub’ (which turned out to be ‘RSS and Atom’) framework. There were some very promising prototypes of sexier things, but I really can’t talk about those, other than to say that they were canceled.”
–Former Apple engineer Jens Alfke crushes the social-software community’s hopes for a MacSpace or Stevebook.