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

Last Day For Your "Plain English Awards" Submisions

Today is the final day for your submissions to 2009 Writemark Plain English Awards so I urge you all pop over to and nominate your entries and be in to win an award presented on 18th September 2009 at the Museum Building, Wellington:

Category 1: Plain English Champion
  • Best Organisation
  • Best Project
  • Best Individual or Team
Category 2: Best Plain English Document
  • Public Sector / Non-Government Organisation (NGO)
  • Private Sector
Category 3: Best Plain English Website
  • Public Sector / Non-Government Organisation (NGO)
  • Private Sector
Category 4: Best Sentence Transformation (the easiest one to enter!)

Category 5: People’s Choice
  • Best Plain English Document
  • Best Plain English Website
  • ‘Brainstrain’ Document
  • ‘Brainstrain’ Website


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