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

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[Updated: 23-Feb-2009]
As you've all probably read/seen the NZ Government has delayed the implementation of Section 92a. I'd like to congratulate Bronwyn and Matthew as well as all their supporters for an amazing effort.

Read more at many news websites, here's the low down from Radio New Zealand:

The Government has announced it will delay the introduction of a controversial new copyright law due to come into effect this week.

Last week the Government was presented with a petition signed online by more than 10,000 people against Section 92A of the Copyright Act.

It requires Internet Service Providers to disconnect users accused of illegally downloading copyrighted material, and opponents say people will be disconnected without evidence or court scrutiny.

Prime Minister John Key says the implementation of Section 92A will now be delayed until 27 March to give the industry time to agree on a voluntary code of practice.

Mr Key says if there has not been agreement by then, the provision will be suspended.

If it is, a review in six months will determine whether the new law's working.

Mr Key says the internet is not the "wild west" and copyright holders are entitled to recognition or compensation for their work.

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