Showing posts from March, 2007

The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Excellent article around real life use of Google Docs and more generally online collaboration

How this "web collaboration" stuff can really work over at the Google Librarian Central with the Google Docs & Spreadsheets: Collaborating in the Classroom or Library article. It ends with the following excellent tips: Tips for first-timers Don't be shy – jump in and go for it. You'll find the tool bar, spell-check, and other elements of the word-processing software very familiar, but with a huge advantage over traditional applications. Your documents will be saved automatically about every 20 seconds or so. As long as you have access to a computer connected to the Internet, you have access to the document. It's saved online so you don't have to think about file space, file names, folders, or anything else that could come between you and the document. Change the name of your document any time you like. Once a document is saved, it's easy to change the name. Just click on the title and type in the new name. You must collaborate! Don't hesitate