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

Looking for New Zealand Open Source Awards Nominations

"Open" is where my principles lie be it open access to information, open use of tools and open heart with honesty. In the software industry my principles naturally gravitate towards "open source" which, here in Wellington/New Zealand, is championed by Don and the stalwarts at the NZ Open Source Awards.

Here's the press release calling for nominations for each of the 7 categories:

The 2008 New Zealand Open Source Awards are open for nominations until 18 July 2008. This year's Awards will focus particularly on achievements over the last twelve months and follow the successful inaugural event in 2007.

The 2008 Awards introduce a new category: Open Source Use for Infrastructure.

The 2008 Awards have already attracted sponsorship from Google, Internet New Zealand, the New Zealand Open Source Society and Awards organiser Catalyst IT.

"There were so many strong nominations for the 2007 event," said panel chair Don Christie, "that we are keen to hear back from projects that have moved forward in the last year, as well as new initiatives using open source solutions."

Responses to the inaugural Awards were overwhelmingly positive, with over 130 nominations received, 32 finalists and 10 category winners.

Nominations are open until Friday 18 July 2008 and can made at http://www.nzosa.org.nz.

For more information contact Chris Daish, Catalyst IT.
media@nzosa.org.nz or 021 589 783

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