Showing posts from November, 2015

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

Why Is Hack Miramar Doing The R9/CreativeHQ Kick Off Event?

Hack Miramar continues to disrupt and is out on the skiny branches as it endeavours to improve the lot of people in teams of the Accelerator programme run by MBIE/R9. To that end we are running a 'hackathon' aimed at giving people a "try before you buy' opportunity on Jan 29th/30th/31st. Our goal is for teams to get to know each other before deciding on going forward to the full Accelerator - it's a small but important part that we can play. I ask that people register and/or pass on the link to 5 others they believe should know about the event/programme. As many of you know I went through the initial accelerator and, after coming out bruised and battered, this is my small attempt to take that experience and make it 'better' for future participants.