When it entered the market, Slack was a scrappy, independent entry in the era of worker-centered tools. But five years after formally challenging Microsoft, the company is being acquired by Salesforce for just shy of $30 billion. Casey Newton explains how this signals the end of era, not just for Slack but for workplace tools at large.
This was an interesting read.
I’ve not really spent much time in Slack. I have used Teams most days since the start of the pandemic.
I do have a tendency to prefer ‘one job’ tools (with pipes) rather than suites of apps.
I also have a tendency to bet on tech losers