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

Here We Go Folks, It's All On ...

Here we go folks, it's all on ... strap yourself in for the ride of your life ... weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ...

If you thought Google had lost it's mojo, it's panache, it's disruptive nature by being bloody wealthy then you were wrong.

THIS is battle lines drawn.
THIS is bringing it on.
.... but THIS (Google Chrome OS) is where we (some) think it's going:
... today, we're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be

This battle will take around 18 months (ever had a child, it's such a short time looking back eh!).
Can you feel the difference, are listening to the way your IT people are talking, feeling the weight that incumpents are carrying ... the world is changing folks, are you?

BTW: I remember being at a IT conference in the 1980's when someone stated that they, "... want to get to their email instantly, without wasting time waiting for their computers to boot ... " - 20 years to wait for something JUST TO BLOODY WORK, not too long to wait ... is it?!?


  1. I'm not that excited. If it's just a new version of Linux with a fancy front end, well. we've seen that before.

  2. Ha ha, spoken like a true IT person focussing on functionality :-)


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