15 comments

  • Benjamin LundquistBenjamin Lundquist, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    I got more basecamp spam from the fact that you can't @mention someone specifically in a thread than anything else.

    Basecamp tries to be a conglomeration of discussion and project management, in my opinion it's a fundamental structural flaw.

    Took converting to Slack and Github Issues to fully realize this.

    3 points
  • Jon MyersJon Myers, 7 years ago

    In Fried Fashion, I think he is on the pulse and spot on with putting "Work Can Wait" into the forefront.

    Absolutely brilliant in terms of naming (owning the concept) and in its simplicity.

    We’re operating in a “Peak Notification” environment.

    Between Slack, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Invision, etc., I feel overwhelmed by all the noise and sea of notifications.

    It is refreshing to be able to catch your breath because “Work Can Wait”.

    2 points
    • Mikael FløysandMikael Fløysand, 7 years ago

      Agree, the time seems right for this. I got the same kind of vibe from the Slack onboarding, the bot telling you after a while "why don't you turn off notifications for everything, and save them for @mentions etc". I predict we'll se more of this implemented in digital products in the near future.

      0 points
  • Alexander PierceAlexander Pierce, 7 years ago

    I wonder, is there a friendly auto-reply option you can configure? So you don't leave a person hanging, while passively setting boundaries?

    0 points
  • Raffaello SanzioRaffaello Sanzio, 7 years ago

    This looks very nice. A couple of details.

    • It's interesting they decided to post this on Medium rather than on SvN. Probably it's easier to reach potential customers.
    • I couldn't help but notice the "Find..." label instead of "Search...". It reminds me of the "I don't search; I find" saying by Picasso.
    • I am one of those people who don't have a work schedule, and I feel this Work Can Wait feature could actually "motivate" me to set one and stick to it.
    • I wonder if the Snooze time can be customized somehow? Example.
    • Campfire is being integrated into Basecamp!
    0 points
  • Ix TechauIx Techau, 7 years ago

    Good idea, but...if my boss can't get hold of me in Basecamp, would he not just email me?

    0 points
    • Ivan BozicIvan Bozic, 7 years ago

      If it's urgent, he will call you.

      If it's not, he'll comment in Basecamp and be sure that you'll see that when you are back in "Work Mode".

      0 points
      • Ix TechauIx Techau, 7 years ago

        Sure but isn't the point of this to separate life from work...so who decides what is urgent or not? My experience with bosses and managers is that they usually think everything is urgent.

        0 points
        • Ivan BozicIvan Bozic, 7 years ago

          If your managers can't separate urgent from non-urgent stuff, or can't appreciate the fact that you're off-work, that is not something that Basecamp can solve. This tool solves the fact that managers and colleagues can work in their own time, but still be sure that they aren't bothering you in your own free time.

          2 points
          • Ix TechauIx Techau, 7 years ago

            Again, I understand the concept, I'm just not seeing how this will work in reality. If my boss doesn't get an answer when she wants to, she'll just try other routes until she does. Basecamp will have to become the company time manager for this to be implemented.

            0 points
            • John LeschinskiJohn Leschinski, 7 years ago

              Then you have a terrible boss.

              2 points
            • Jonathan SuhJonathan Suh, 7 years ago

              Your problem is much deeper than a "Basecamp won’t work" problem. No piece of technology is going to solve the problem you have with your boss. Well... maybe an EMP

              0 points
              • Ix TechauIx Techau, 7 years ago

                I think you're missing my point. I'm saying that just because Basecamp is turned off doesn't mean other routes are. So my point then is that in order for this to work smoothly, Basecamp needs to become the company's primary time and project management that everyone agrees to. I'm struggling to see that happening.

                0 points
            • Taurean BryantTaurean Bryant, 7 years ago

              I don't think most people have this problem, and in my experience things like this can be solved with a polite & professional conversation.

              0 points