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

What To Say When You Are Told You Can't Access Webmail

Gmail ... banned.
Hotmail ... access denied.

A colleague asked me what to say to their "IT Department" when they get the dreaded, "Can't get to - denied - bad person" message when trying to get to any web mail services.

I said - "I can argue your point but it's my business to do so (food in the mouths of Jack and Meg ... is that emotional black mail enough ;-) - however, in a nutshell, my point is:
  1. People work for a company/Ministry
  2. People will talk/gossip/arrange lunch/see what's on the cinema/get together and every other facet of being a human no matter what you think/dictate to "other people"
  3. People have an (e)life outside of "work" - most generally expressed through a mobile or email address
  4. People don't turn up (any more) as virgin workers awaiting to be given computers to work on/with (proof :-)
  5. '4 with ('2' + '3') is reality!
  6. IT Departments of companies/Ministry's spend many MANY $$$ because they are stunned by '3'
  7. Easiest solution - make '3' someone else's problem (Google, Hotmail, Yahoo! ...)
I have much more ... call me!

[Updated] Added 'proof' link to '4'


  1. Love it. And the label cloud.

  2. Thanks ... and you've gone and changed your profile picture to something much more ... aluring


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