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

Deep Amongst The Technicals Google Talks About People

[cross post with WaveADept blog]

Google I/O 2010, this year's annual developer event Google hosts, has been full of interesting announcements, (re)releases and developer goodies (we are particularly interested in the Gmail contextual gadgets, expect more news from WaveAdept) and whilst we are certainly happy for our clients that Google Apps is expanding out to become a "platform" onto which the commodities of mail, calendar, documents can be built, we were chuffed to see the following session sandwiched inside the agenda.

How to lose friends and alienate people: The joys of engineering leadership from Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman.

Whilst the session was aimed at "engineering leadership" it can, of course, be applied to any team.
I love that they start of saying that the word "manager" isn't useful anymore (was it ever).

But hey, don't take our word for it, here's the Wave used to annotate the session AND the video will be up on YouTube sometime soon.


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