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

Webstock 2012, Your Shared / Collaborative Note Taking [Updated]

Last year WaveAdept (now a part of Cloud Sherpas), the company I co-founded to bring cloud computing and "make IT invisible", gave to all Webstock attendees a set of open/editable Google Docs with a simple index site allowing us to share our note taking - it was a roaring success.

This year I'm not attending and felt doing something similar would be somehow be "rude", and so I asked on Twitter:
Would it be rude to pop up a @webstock set of Google Docs (like last year) for collaborative session not taking when I'm not going?

The overwhelming response was, "No, get on with it you fool!"

Here it is:

Question: Is this just for the 2-day full conference?
Answer: Yes

My reasoning: the practical "how to" workshops are the product of many hours preparation for which the attendees have paid hard earned money in order for Webstock to recompense the facilitators and I do not believe sharing full and comprehensive notes for such workshops is fair. Ah, but that's just the same for the presentations which are given during the conference .. yeah, but nah. The presentations are normally more "inspirational" / "generic" and, to be honest, to get the most out of them you HAVE to be there and the notes aren't gonna give you more than a hint at the true content - remember, these are notes taken by attendees and meant for those at the conference.
Look, it's a grey line and I'm sure / hope Mike, Tash or Ben will let me know if it's harming the conference in anyway.


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