the death of email continued
By roberth on Jun 08, 2007
Mike's been needling me to post ... I've been traveling - it can be hard.
One of the joys of traveling is undisturbed time to think, that and the cool pictures you can take from a 747's window - 2 favorites from this week included - SF downtown and a great view of the Golden gate bridge taken as we came in to land Tuesday lunchtime.
But seriously Mike's posting about "the death of email" got my mind a whirling .. .
We're currently in the process of moving most of our properties to being edge based - outside the corporate network / firewall - secured using SSL and strict access control mechanisms, completely locked down only allowing ssh and scp for us to access them. The objective is to make them more easily accessible to field engineers as they travel to customer and partner sites.
So the thought crossed my mind - if the forum for conversation is moving from email to twitter, IM, blogs and forums this is surely in part because the 'standard access device' is also changing.
So we'll also need to be target delivering our content to mobile devices -- so what will our wiki or OneStop look like from a variety of PDAs / devices - how will you navigate them, how will we make information such as staroffice docs available to people who only have pdas / phones - and should we be postprocessing to pdf for people ?
more to come ...
As an interesting side note I was also blown away to find this site on the Design of the Upcoming Boeing 787.
It continues to prove to me that computing and material science are changing the planet and the things we do in revolutionary ways.