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Technological Obsolescence

Pushkar Sane Tuesday, 28th October, 2008 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Life, Technology 2 comments

Its been a while since I posted something. Last 10 days were hectic and didn’t find time to put down my thoughts. Yesterday I flew from Hong Kong to Los Angeles – long flight and the new movie options were not exciting at all. So I decided to watch Mission Impossible. What caught my attention was Tom Cruise using Usenet & primitive version of email. It looked so dated that I almost wondered whether I ever used those tools.

Technological Obsolescence is taking place at the speed of light. Last 10 years have seen Mobile Handsets changing a lot – emails getting associated with gmail – people using phrases like ‘just skype me’ for messaging or calls. It will be interesting to see how quickly iPhone, Facebook, Joost, Skype, Gmail become obsolete – any guesses?

Locly

Pushkar Sane Tuesday, 14th October, 2008 Tags: , , , , , , Technology No comments

Last week Avneesh recommended me to I install Locly on my iPhone. It is a geosearch app & I think its amazing. It searches for Flickr images, twitters, wikipedia articles, events, restaurants, pubs, cafes, supermarkets, Taxi firms, Museums, Hotels, Banks & ATMs, Gas Stations etc. A few more things can be added – medical facilities, schools, sporting facilities etc. I’m sure very shortly it will be loaded with additional functionality. It will be very useful for me when I travel on work & pleasure.

For now I’m using it, enjoying it & recommending it to friends.