I’ve been meaning to jump back into the blogging fray for some weeks now, but the darndest thing happened – the clouds parted, the tulips bloomed and premature summer erupted all over London! Less concerned was I with Steve Ballmer’s latest antics or the newest start-up on the block, than gazing wistfully onto the Thames, dreaming up weekend excursions. Then reality hit. The rain moved in, the temperature plummeted and I find myself back at my desk, digging through RSS feeds and getting my hands dirty with the business of technology (how would I ever get any work done if I lived in say, Maui?).
On that note, I’ll leave you with a few interesting highlights from the last couple of days…
If you were President Bush, you might be looking forward to being able to jump back onto email after eight years without having fired one off. Apparently, the secret service deemed email usage a ‘security threat’ and forbade the practice. In his own words?: “I can remember, as governor, I stayed in touch with all kinds of
people around the country, firing off e-mails at all times of the day
to stay in touch with my pals. One of the things that I will have ended
my public service time with is a group of friends, a lot of friends.
And I want to stay in touch with them, and there’s no better way to
communicate with them than through e-mail.” (Did you know the Oval office doesn’t even have a computer? What a world…)
If you were in San Francisco, perhaps you caught the Churchill Club’s ‘top tech trends’ dinner event, with the world’s leading technology investors in attendance (among them Steve Jurveston and Vinod Khosla). The folks over at Barron’s Tech Trader Daily to a great job of summing up the conclusions with ten of the most promising items discussed. Among them? The idea that ‘demographics are destiny‘.
And lastly, a perfect summation about why the Internet rules all: anything is possible.