Tuesday, May 09, 2006

future now...

an interesting challenge, and of course one that if we had the chance would make us all gadzillionaires and multi-nobel prize winners.

Earlier today I was asked for my top-10 list of solutions needed by large companies over the next 6-36months. 6 Months was easy, it is pretty much the same as today, but 3 years! A lot happens in three years.

As a technologist, it is very easy to come up with the big picture - at least the big picture according to me - but that is the problem, would my Mum want seemless communications anywhere in the world with data, video and voice available across a number of devices yet sharing content and billing? Probably not, in fact definitely not :)

Bearing in mind there are more people like my Mum in the world, that would make my prediction and big picture pretty irrelevant. Coupled with this desire to make money, and the fact that the majority of the world's population earn less than 100 dollars a month.

Therefore the question of what do we need to start building today for our future is so very dependant on the customer/market or in fact the customer's customer/market.

That means I need to go back to the drawing board - leave my ideal dream (the big picture future above) on a piece of paper and try to get my head around my customers' customers --- something, as a consumer, I wish more companies tried to do.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Bad day

Well I guess once every ten years isn't bad ...
Just wish it wasn't my SLR every time.

Roll on the red tape and the insurance claim.

Meanwhile from the inside, my front door now has braces of steel.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Gap year

not sure I have any excuses - but I think this was my blog's gap year :)
I'll try to be a little more verbose from now on

so a quick summary of the year from July 2005;

  • I made 2 different vintages of wine

  • I completed the media centre project, including water cooling the CPU & GPU

  • I restarted working on the car - a 10 year project that has a slim chance of being realised this year

    • I'll see if I can find some pictures of it

  • I was keynote speaker at enterprise architects summit, which was pretty cool

  • I went from being "regional" to being "global" but in reality it just meant I had a shed load more work to do, and spent more time in an airport

  • and of course, I got older.