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

And more on the geek front - Google announces Gears

Google Gears[Updated] Seems the only app (via IE or Firefox) using Google Gears as I write is Google Reader - shame Gmail, Calendar and the rest of the Google Apps line wasn't released at the same time ... not that I care as I only work "online" anyway.

Google Gears - let's you run web applications (Gmail, Blogger .... ) "off line", i.e. not connected to the Internet. You do need to download somefink to make it all work and stuff but I'm sure it's kosher so give it a whirl and tell me what you think ... and then I'll try it ... if I don't have to do any programming, API calls or anything I wouldn't expect 99.9% of the population to be able to do.

With Yahoo!'s Pipes and Google's Gears (blog) we might be able to make the perfect web bicycle.
And then we can all peddle away from the PC ball-and-chain for ever.

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