Hello, this Is Wildfire… how can I help you…

It was a bubble ago, when I was first introduced to Wildfire, a follow-me, find-me telephone service, that tracked me down by serial dialing all my phone numbers: office, home or mobile phone. Its simplicty is what made it more than memorable, and it is a damn shame it did not catch on with the masses. It was also an early window into the concept of presence, on wireless and wireline networks.

Om mentions Wildfire, I’d almost forgotten that Orange had wildfire service a few years back and it was great, and he’s right it just didn’t catch on and Orange canned it a while back. It had some un-documented features like you could ask Wildfire what noise to cows make and she’d ‘moo’ back at you. [via]

Come back wildfire please!!