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

OpenLabourNZ Public Event This Saturday (28th Aug)

(and when there's a similar open event for National, ACT or The Green I will pop that up as well)

From Clare Curran (@clarecurranmp), Dunedin South Labour MP and "open government advocate":

I realise that you may not be able to attend this event. If you can't I hope you will participate in some way from afar and details on the live streaming will be announced soon. But I do ask that you circulate details of the OpenLabourNZ event to as many people as possible in your networks inside and outside NZ. This is a genuine attempt to develop a policy for a political party in an open way.

And if you believe in the principles of open government I hope you'll support, critique and even help, with advice and suggestions.

You don't have to support Labour or consider yourself political. It's about strengthening our democracy and opening up.

See my latest Red Alert post which contains details of registration (email

Doing things differently: OpenLabourNZ

New Zealand has consistently been a world leader in the development of democracy. Based around Labour’s long-held principles of fairness and decency for all New Zealanders.We are committed to a culture of openness and transparency which strengthens our democracy. A culture of participation, open dialogue, active engagement. That’s what OpenLabourNZ is all about.

If you want to participate in helping develop Labour first attempt to open up its policy development process up to the general public then register to attend.

Laurence Millar to facilitate OpenLabourNZ event

More speakers to be announced in next couple of days

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Event details
  • Saturday 28 August from 10am – 3pm
  • Lion Harbourview Lounge on the second floor of the Michael Fowler Centre
  • Register as places are both free & limited - email
  • The event will also be streamed live over the Internet + use of Twitter, Facebook and an online forum


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