But Slack’s truly innovative offering goes unlisted: It is a cool office culture, available for instant download.
It used to be that the mark of a “fun” office was a foosball table crammed into the break room.
Until you consider the one place that is still largely an island of missing connectivity: The plane!
Until, they plug-in Sameroom (the universal translator for chat protocols), and suddenly their little island is connected to all the other chat services, out there.But Slack makes the workspace itself feel like a game.When a new employee joins Slack for the first time, she’s greeted by Slack Bot, a chatterbot who will serve as her simplistic but well-mannered consort in her travels through the app.The number of chat services in the market is staggering.(If you know someone who's thinking about starting a chat service, have them look over this timeline first—doing so might save him/her some substantial pain.) Perhaps most interesting is how, for the most part, the current state of things has nothing to do with the infamous chat wars of the ‘90s.A squeaker is a child on an online voice chat that has not yet reached puberty.