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

Come hear me speak at Engage Your Community, Tue 22nd April

I am running a 75 minute workshop around the use of online document collaboration (using Google Docs as the example) at the conference, "Engage Your Community":
Using Blogs, YouTube and other Cool Tools to achieve your group’s goals

The conference details:

Waikato 2020 Communications Trust, a voluntary organisation dedicated to helping the community benefit from computer technologies, will hold a one-day conference, Engage Your Community: Using Blogs, YouTube and Other Cool Tools to Achieve Your Group’s Goals, on Tuesday, April 22, 2008.

The conference, to be held in the Waikato Management School of the University of Waikato, Hamilton, will include a series of practical workshops led by experts and community group leaders who are currently using these tools.


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