iPod and Dog: Top tech future trends debate

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Top tech future trends debate from ZDNet’s Between the Lines with Dan Farber and David Berlind.  Dan Farber provides a thorough description of the podcast, which was a panel discussion moderated by Tony Perkins, editor in chief of AlwaysOn.  On the panel were

  • John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Roger McNamee, Co-Founder, Elevation Partners
  • Joe Schoendorf, Partner, Accel Partners
  • Ann Winblad, Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Each panelist gave a 2006 prediction with others voting and arguing why the prediction was or was not valid.  Prediction topics included

  • A focus on environmentalism
  • VoIP to become mainstream
  • traditional electronics changing from growth engine of the economy to a fuel
  • China as innovator
  • Microsoft, SAP and Oracle losing domination in enterprise software market
  • gross unpreparedness for a pandemic like the Avian Flu

The discussion turned pretty serious at points, particularly regarding pandemic preparedness, but I laughed a lot.  Very enjoyable and lively discussion by funster IT folks-in-the-know.

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.