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

Software Freedom Day 2009

When: Sunday 20 September 2009, 9.00am-5.00pm
Where: Michael Fowler Convention Centre, Wakefield St
Twitter account: @WLGSFD
Twitter event tag: #sfdwlg09
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RSVP essential:

Software Freedom Day is an annual, global celebration of the use and development of free and open source software, open standards and open participation.

This year, Unlimited Potential and a large number of community groups and companies around Wellington are coming together to organise another great event. Come and take part in the hackfest, installfest, a makerfest, barcamp and techtalks, and our 2 new streams: a kids programme and a student programme.

Visit the Software Freedom Day website to find out more and register - RSVP is essential:

Many thanks to our event sponsors - NZOSS, SuperHappyDevHouse, Unlimited Potential, WellyLUG, Amberdms, Ascent, CafeNET, Capital E!, Catalyst IT, CWA New Media, Egressive, Grow Wellington, Havana, iWantMyName, Morphoss, Mozilla, OLPC, Openside, Ponoko, SilverStripe, Sun Microsystems and 3months.

There are still opportunities to sponsor the event, so if you are interested please get in touch with Jayne Wallis,


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