A few years ago,
Karelia software released the great Watson, an internet search utility for
Mac OS X. Many loved it, and I still use it all the time, in fact. Shortly after that successful release, Apple produced
a version of its own Sherlock that bore a strikingly uncanny resemblance to Watson. Eventually, Karelia discontinued
development of Watson and sold the technology to Sun Microsystems.
More recently, Karelia has begun work on a WYSIWYG web editor for the Mac called Sandvox, and limited beta testing was begun in October. It really looks great and we've been watching its development for a while now. Today, however, the folks at Karelia are getting that sinking feeling all over again.
With the rumor swirling that Steve will introduce a new application called "iWeb" at tomorrow's keynote, Karelia have made the public beta of Sandvox available today, a little earlier than they had initially planned. I've only played with it very briefly so far, but some of the templates really look great. Good luck to Karelia.