trend map 2009

December 22, 2008

A brilliant trend map for 2009.

There are some fascinating and frightening (albeit humourous) trends, risks and red herrings here including:
GLOBAL RISKS: Major Internet failure
FAMILY: Debt stress, Allowable luxuries, IMBYs, Middle class unrest, Unplugging
MEDIA: Flight to quality, Facebook fatigue, Skimming, Micro boredom, Digital diets

This “multi-tentacled hydra” map is available under a Creative Commons license, so feel free to share!

top 10 tech surprises

December 18, 2008

As 2008 draws to a close, top lists and rankings begin to make the press.  I’m always interested in some of the least expected rankings.  The 10 Biggest Technology Surprises for 2008 is worth a read.

Be sure to check out the slideshow to learn why these shocking stories made the list.

1. Windows crumbles. Not!
2. Tech couldn’t stop the financial meltdown
3. Virtualization. It’s alive!
4. Cloud computing
5. Green IT
6. Apple as the enterprise champion
7. Forget innovation, let’s just buy something.  (remember Microsoft and Yahoo?)
8. The big switch or the big snitch?
9. The social net election.
10. The Internet.


November 2, 2008

I had an awesome time at the mesh conference last year.

As I anxiously wait for mesh2009, I couldn’t help but get excited over meshjobs. One thing I noticed at my first mesh conference, was the hub of activity around the bulletin board listing techy and webby jobs available and wanted.

meshjobs now takes those opportunities and puts them online.

You can learn more from the FAQ and receive updates via RSS.

Looking forward to mesh2009!

I took the 2008 survey

Are you a webmaster, web designer, or information architect?  Do you make a website? If you do, A List Apart wants you!

The 2nd annual Survey For People Who Make Websites is aimed at anyone involved in making websites. The survey seeks to gain a better understanding of the jobs, salaries and demographics for those of us that work the web.

Thanks to Rob at LibTech Life for bringing this one to my attention.

Charlene at Essential Keystrokes points to some handy cheat sheets from Added Bytes. My favourites are: HTML, HTML Character Entities, and RGB Hex Colour Chart.

If you are a World of Warcraft fan, you’ll want to check out the WOW cheat sheet.

Thanks for the links, Charlene!


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