Sunday, January 29, 2006
Web Trends 2006 - is yesterday's news...: "In late-december 2005 I sat down and tried to guess what the future would be like here in 2006 - that is about a month ago. Now, I was imagining that I was being bold, and that life had to, in some mysterious way, get just right for it to actually happen - at least in 2006 instead of 2007... or 2009. I was wrong - terribly wrong! One company changed several of my predictions into yesterday's news - only 9 days after 2006 had started. Nine freaking days... That company is Apple. I predicted things like 'The internet as a pipeline is getting started - in the second half of 2006'. But, with Apple's new photocasting it is already here. This allows you to work in a desktop based environment at both the start and the finish - all connected trough the internet. This is an amazingly good way to utilize the internet as a pipeline. It is also the future of web applications (more on that later). I also predicted that 'interoperability is the key', which is very clearly visible in the way Apple's new iLife applications work together - and more importantly, extends the capabilities of each application. This is a classic example of development on an exponential rate - add one thing and use it for two things (more on that later too). Then there was the prediction called 'simplicity is going to be r"
Posted by James Hobart at 11:11 PM