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

New Zealand government 'Digital Strategy 2.0' wiki

The Wiki approach to complimenting other more traditional approaches to consultation with the New Zealand public seems to be gaining momentum within the NZ government. I suspect this is due to three factors:
This wiki is asking for contributions to the draft of its Digital Strategy 2.0 ( - as has been noted by some, use of naff Flash is probably not the way to go!)

The wiki ( is good though.
Is seeded with just enough information, is easy enough to use and they've allowed for discussions per page ... have at it people!

Submissions on the new Digital Strategy close at 5pm, Monday May 12.

Note: I signed up, received the email confirmation, clicked to confirm and got an error. Emailed the address given but nothing back yet ...


  1. Thanks Mike. The Online Participation Project is only as strong as its members, so it's really great to have people like yourself pushing our work out into the community, and participating in our projects as well!


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