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

What Is It About Webstock I Love?

Over the weekend I put my hand up to a request from @AboutTheStory for their Webstock media scholar to ask some questions of past Webstockers ... I then left it too late to get in the article, typical me.

But here's my thoughts on Webstock with the question, "What is it about Webstock?" for you to answer:
I've been to Webstock twice with 2011 about to be my third go. I've not attended "in a row" with a year fallow in between.

Webstock for me means 2 things, a chance for all those working "with the web" to be in one cool, creative, connecting place in order to understand they're not alone in what they do. Secondly it's a rare chance for Kiwis to hear, chat with and feed off the big international names of the web world.

Both of those surrounded by the immense focus by the Webstock team on creating a unique and always memorable "conference experience" for both attendees & speakers means I will always regret my fallow years and look forward to when I'm going.

Don't forget the public Webstock Google calendar for your  phone, laptop AND the shared note taking!


  1. Sorry you missed the deadline. Hate it when that happens:)

    I think you're bang on about the 'understand they're not alone in what they do' thing. Webstock is very much a meeting-of-the-minds kind of event for me too. I've been to three, and taken a lot of ideas, insights, contacts and new websites and tools and books to check out every time.

    Looking forward to Thursday and Friday.


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