Microsoft's OneNote software might have limited appeal to most users, the application this morning once again proved it vallue.
Amazon's web services evangelist Jeff Barr last week at LinuxWorld in Boston gave a presentation about its Mechanical Turk service.
The service itself has been in beta since late last year, and the company so far hasn't said when it plans to launch the service. So in the Q&A section after his presentation I asked him. His answer: some time in the first half of this year. Since that's relevant information, it ended up in a news story on vnunet.com.
This morning came a call from Amazon's public relations department, alleging that there had been some misunderstanding about this date.
And that's why I love Microsoft Onenote. As the name suggests, the application lets you to take notes, but more importantly it records audio next to the notes, allowing the user to jump to quickly jump to the section in the recording that corresponds with the text that he typed.
So when Amazon called, it took less than a minute to find the relevant passage in the recording and and convince the company that there was no "misunderstanding".
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