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KnowNow

29 Jun 2001

I’ve heard quite a bit about KnowNow in recent months, but I could never get through the buzzword-laden marketspeak to really understand what their product would do. Now that the beans are fully spilt, I’m extremely impressed. This is a technology that will dramatically change the way web applications work. But the thing I’ll be really curious to see are the knock-offs. How long will it take before this idea is integrated into an Apache module, free for everyone? Does KnowNow plan to block those attempts with patents, or are they hoping that being first to market will be good enough? I have tremendous respect for Rohit, Adam, Wilfredo, and the others behind this technology, I just wonder what their business model is.