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

IT Events Are So Boring - 10 Attributes To Look For When You Get That Invite

Back in the day of WaveAdept the team had all finally had enough of boring ass IT events and drew up the following lists to help you decide whether the next invite you get is worth going to or, as is more likely, gonna bore the pants off you and end up with your email address being spammed until hell freezes over.

If it's got any of the following then the event is likely to be all, "wah, wah, wah, give us your business card, wah wah ..."
  1. You have the opportunity to get a free introductory drink
  2. There will be a NZ b-celebrity with a shoe-horned connection delivering the key note presentation
  3. Breakfast
  4. It's in a hotel
  5. The event is proudly co-hosted by ... yet another IT company
  6. All your IT colleagues have received the same invite and you just know it will be full of IT people you meet every time
  7. You will get to takeaways leaflets, watch slides and listen to "industry experts" but NOT use the software itself
  8. The invite excitedly tells you there will be "an opportunity to network after the Q&A session"
  9. You are expected to sit in rows
  10. You know the answers and you're only going for the free drink

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