Well what a week it has been. Google is going to give away free email with a gigabyte (Or was that a Googlebyte?) of storage, Sun and Microsoft have put aside their differences and reached a 2 billion dollar “framework for industry cooperation”, the charter yacht company that is supply the boat for our May trip to the British Virgin Islands went out of business, and I’ve been just swamped with work. Don’t you just love it when projects overlap like waves and the workload just gets higher and higher, and the world around you seems further and further away? Anyways, I am glad it’s the end of another Friday and I can look back at what this all means.
If only I could do the Bill Gates “Think Week” to gain perspective. What would be my key topics for the year?
- Connectivity – As the availability of wide spread, near constant network connectivity increases that applications and advantages.
- Mobile Devices – To use this network anywhere, you must have a device that you can use anywhere. From Tablet PC’s to Pocket PC’s and smart phones, there are some cool applications just waiting to be written.
- Developer Productivity – And to take advantage of the above the whole “Do more with less” slogan becomes a fact of life as we’re all tasking with making more of these things happen quicker. [This is the category that would include RSS]
- And in all fairness to Bill, yes security is a must. Or as Steve Ballmer would probably say, “it’s a must, must, must, must, must, must…”
Now back to Google and Sun. A gig of space? That’s just insane! You would need to google it just to find anything! And should we really be ok with the potential of such content being categorized for us? Or having adds displayed based on the content? If they could somehow perform a Googlekill on incoming spam it might be worth while.
As for the announcement by Sun and Microsoft, good for them. I think it’s great for the customer to have two companies of their size say let’s cut the crap and get some work done. In the end, isn’t that what’s going to make a difference in the world of technology. Not lawyers and government regulators, but technical innovation that also has the potential to bring financial rewards.
Bring on the weekend!
PS - As for the BVI trip, we've been able to rebook through an alternate agency so all is well.
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