So I’ve been an Intuit employee now for a little over 3 months. And I’ve met a ton of really passionate, intelligent people. It’s been quite a wild roller coaster ride and is the primary reason why I’ve been so negligent in my blogging.
If there was any hesitation about Homestead joining, it was because Intuit isn’t what you’d typically call an “Internet” company. Our bread and butter is desktop software; when was the last time you saw TechCrunch or GigaOm write about QuickBooks?
But the QuickBase guys (I’ve met with several of them) are passionate about being on the leading edge of the Internet space. They’ve never been on the desktop. They’re pushing RIA and rapid development and open interfaces and all that the Internet is about these days. You know, “Web 2.0”. And at the core of it, they’re about providing value to users.
And the fact that TechCrunch picked it up is a great sign that Intuit’s moving in the right direction.
So congrats to the QuickBase team for a great hit! And here’s to Intuit making more splashes in the blogosphere!