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

PRA Myth Busters

The New Zealand Public Records Act (known by all who care as the PRA) has a lot of good things going for it but it is being abused by some vendors into "scaring the willies" out of organisations. Think Y2K all over again!

However there are some willing to call them up on this and I would start with the excellent posting from Sarah Heal (herself a vendor of "content management services") - PRA Myths - Beware the Scaremongers

She highlights a few PRA myths and asks for your input as well.
  • Local authorities willbe audited under the Public Records Act.
  • “XYZ system is compliant with the Public Records Act”
  • “All emails must be kept”
  • “We will be audited in 2010”


  1. Hi Mike,

    Thanks for drawing attention to this issue. Much appreciated.




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