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 The Privacy Commisioner Thinks Kiwi's Should Ask When Moving To The Cloud

For some time now the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner has had a draft "The User’s Guide To Privacy and Cloud Computing" set of guidelines that she/they would like your input on.

Here's how:

  1. Read the document (below or open in a new window)
  2. Email thoughts to
  3. Deadline: 14th February, 2012

And if you'd like toget more involved in the New Zealand "cloud" arena I highly recommend the NZ Cloud Computing Code Of Practice:
The NZ Cloud Code Initiative is supported by many of New Zealand’s most prominent cloud providers as well as international cloud leaders such as Google and Microsoft.
Financial contributors to the project include Xero, Gen-I, Equinox, OneNet, Webdrive, Google,, InternetNZ, NZRise, EOSS Online Ltd, Systems Advisory Services and NZCS.

Draft "The User’s Guide To Privacy and Cloud Computing"


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