Once, I would drive across town if necessary. Today, I open the front
door and if the paper isn't within about 10 feet I retreat to my
computer and read it online. Only six months ago, that figure was 20
feet. Extrapolating, they will have to bring it to me in bed by the end
of the year and read it to me out loud by the second quarter of 2007.
Interesting catch from PSFK - It seems like the Chicago Tribune is going to eliminate the stock market pages from thier financial section - readers prefer to go on line and get real time info. What is next? Classifieds, box scores, news?
The market for online ads will increase 32 percent to $16.6
billion next year, fueling growth at companies including Google
Inc. and Yahoo! Inc., Credit Suisse First Boston analyst Heath
Terry said in a research report. He had previously forecast 21
Interesting quote from Bill Gates in a Reuters article, commenting before his presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show on competition with Google and IBM.
"The stuff in the labs today, with speech recognition, visual
recognition, ink recognition, reading everything online and new devices
that enable that -- in five years, that will just be common sense,"
Another Gates Comment from CNN Money
"We've talked about this as decade of digital lifestyle, work style,"
he said. "What that means is all these tools become mainstream.
Software will come in and make things both simpler and more effective.
Not having to think about disks, entertainment, having a digital
jukebox anywhere in the house so you can call up the movies you want
and see anything you want to."
When you look at how fast technology has changed and the impact that it has made over the past five years there is no reason to doubt that the technology coming out of Microsoft, Google, Apple and the other big players in the next five years will have an exponential impact.
The winners in business will be those who have the vision to conceptualize, plan and build for for the internet of 2010.
Interesting article on some implications of search from USA Today
If we are the sum total of our knowledge and experiences, then the
Internet is a collection of other people's knowledge and experiences.
And Google — so ubiquitous that it has become its own verb — allows us
to tap into that collection.