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 2013: Who Would You Like To See [Updated]

Yes, I have popped up a site for all 2013 Conference attendees, Shared Note Taking:

There's no harm in asking and providing the Webstock team some ammo when they approach people to talk. Also remember the 2013 might be a pivotal year for Webstock if these tweet from Russell (@publicaddress) is anything to go by:
Seems Wellington Town Hall will be available for #webstock 2013, but not for two years after. To be closed mid-2013 for #eqnz strengthening.

Having said that, this from @Webstock:
We know, we know… We've just finished Webstock '12. Announcing: Webstock '13 will be on 11-15 February next year!! #nosleeptillthen

Anyway, have your say remembering that this is merely a whisper in the dark and no-one from Webstock has to take any notice whatsoever ... unless we are legion :-)

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The Mike Options in more detail

Gina Trapani
I listen to Gina on the TWiG podcast and she always says what I'm thinking!
I'm Gina Trapani. I build apps and other tools which make digital life easier.

I lead development and community around ThinkUp, an open source social media analytics webapp. I also created and lead development of Todo.txt apps, open source tools for text-based task management. I co-host This Week in Google, a weekly web show that covers the latest news about Google and other cloud services. Back in the day, I foundedLifehacker and authored four tech books. I also blog at Smarterware and tweet at @ginatrapani.

I live in sunny San Diego, California, by way of Brooklyn, New York. Some nice strangers wrote a Wikipedia page about me.

Here's my formal, complete bio. You can send me an email, but be forewarned: most days I receive more messages than I can respond to. Thanks for understanding.

Stephen Fry
Saying it how it is since for ever
Stephen John Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director, and a director of Norwich City Football Club.

Leo Laporte
Runs the TWiT network and knows his stuff - might want to 'comment upon' as opposed to 'talk at' but it would be grand to have him along in some capacity.
My name is Leo Laporte. I am a US-based journalist specializing in technology coverage on radio, TV, and the Internet. This site is home to my blog and contains information about everything I publish, but I also have several other web sites you might be interested in.

Kevin Marks
I only know Kevin Marks from TWiG (alright, I want them all from TWiG) but I am constantly impressed by how he can distill (deep) technical information, user experience and future trends into succint phrases that always resonate.
Kevin Marks is author of the weblog Epeus Epigone. He was Vice President of Web Services at BT.[1] He became Principal Engineer for Technorati after working for both Apple and the BBC. At the TechCrunch event Realtime Stream Crunchup he announced that he would be joining BT to work together with JP Rangaswami. In May 2011 he began working at He is one of the founders of Microformats.


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