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

Another Free Google Event: Using Google Maps (Fri 26th Sept: 8:30am-10:30am)

Following on from the extremely well attended Google Apps In The Public Sector, Jan Zawadzki Ltd are running a second free session:
  • What: Using Google Maps 
  • When: Friday, September 26, 2008 from 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Where: The Terrace Conference Centre, St John House, Level 3, 114 The Terrace, Wellington (map, of course)

Here's the blurb:
Google Maps is a great tool for making your data more accessible to your staff, your customers, or the public. Using Google Maps as your platform, you can:
  • make it easy for all your staff to benefit from the geospatial information you already maintain
  • link information stores to Maps and help users find and interpret information faster
  • engage your public with interactive Maps-based applications
In this two hour session we will cover:
  • What types of information can be presented using Google Map
  • How to use Google Maps to visualise your existing information sets
  • How to augment your systems with Google Maps as a front-end
  • Examples of effective use of Google Maps
  • What is involved in piloting your first Google Maps application
  • Licensing for Google Maps and differences between the Free, Premiere and Enterprise versions

Whilst the event is FREE you will need to register to reserve a space

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