2006 has started off with a bang! It's definately going to be an exciting year for us in the technology field. So many things that have been building momentum seem to be reaching a critical mass all at once. Pretty soon anything with a battery will be able to be used as a phone, take pictures, connect to the internet, sync with Outlook, record and paly back your favorite TV show, and tell you your exact position on the planet, as well as hopefully some unique feature to diferentiate it from the other products. For those that hate change it's going to be a very unpleasant year. This fact becomes crystal clear when I look at my list of "Things to Look Into". It's going to be a busy year.
One example of change was also shown at the PodCasterCon2006 conference hosted this weekend in Chapel Hill. The event was organized by local podcaster/blogger Brian Russel, and he put together an amazing event. With attendees from all over the map, and i mean the big map, not the little state map, the event provided a great forum for folks to get together and talk about technology. Listening to why people attended was half as much fun as any of the actual content. It's great to hear everybody's idea of what they want to say to the world, or just simply say for their own benefit, and how they feel they can make a difference. There is something great about gathing a bunch of people with common interests.
On the local blogging front, ASP.NET Super Star Chris Love has started blogging on a new site at www.ProfessionalAspNet.com with his usual practical approach to web technology. Worth a read if you do anything ASP.NET related.
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