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

Calling All Contractors And Consultants - Coworking Coming To Wellington

Coworking is a fantastic idea for someone like myself, independent of the corporates, fairly nomadic around the offices but social and loves to hear the buzz of human activity.

Here's a grand description from the ever present Wikipedia:
Coworking is an emerging trend for a new pattern for working. Typically work-at-home professionals or independent contractors or people who travel frequently end up working in an isolated way. Coworking is the social gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values and who are are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space.

Here in Wellington Steven Heath and Peter McVicar are setting up somewhere to cowork - if sound like it is for you, visit the website,* and register your interest.

They have some indicative costs, think $500 all in with a discount for founder members.

This was posted this on the NZ-2.0 mailing list a week or so ago:
A friend and I are looking at setting up a coworking space in
Wellington, more than likely somewhere around Lambton Quay.

Our general concept is during working hours it will be a 'normal'
coworking office, after hours we're hoping we can offer the space to
host user groups and even barcamps.

At the moment we're trying to gage the level of interest in the
concept by asking people to register their interest at

If you've got some ideas, or would like to see us provide other
services let us know.


Other resources:
* And get The Den URL correct (it's as the one is, *ahem*, very different and probably not safe for work :-)


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