I think the web will fundamentally change within 2-3 years. The internet came to a point where separation of different tasks will become necessary for organizations to stay competitive.
I think there will be 3 different types of internet companies, which will emerge from existing companies practicing one of these tasks well or from new ones taking advantage of the opportunities created by this new setup.
The first layer of organizations will be content owners, such as news sites, blogs, archives, etc. These are sites that focus on creating and organizing original content. This content will be tagged and put into format that computers can make sense of using technologies of the semantic web concept. They will not be focused on sorting or presenting this data to their viewers. They will be primarily making money on syndicating this original content to the next two layers.
There is much protest going on against Comic Sans, a font created by Microsoft in 1995. Originally it was designed for comic book style talk bubbles containing informational help text. Since that time the typeface has been used in countless contexts from restaurant signage to college exams to medical information.
If you had to decide between 5 new features in Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) or let's say a 20% speed increase in all of your application compared to Leopard (OS X 10.5), which one would you choose?
Depends of course what those 5 new features would be, but reasonably I can't imagine any feature that would improve my productivity as much as a 20% overall speed increase. I would take the speed boost any time. And, I think Apple is counting on people like me with Snow Leopard.
We've been all waiting for Spore, the latest game from the creators of Sims and SimCity for years. When it finally arrived I was glad to see there was a Mac version of it. Being a big fan of simulation games and the theory of evolution in general, I quickly grabbed a copy of it.
I don't hate emoticons in chat, it helps express emotions. Allows for sarcasm and fine tuning of your words. I don't like emoticons in forum topics. I do tend to hate them in email. And they certainly have no place in serious printed documents.
New manufacturing technology for new MacBooks and MacBook Pros with glass displays, buttonless trackpads and greatly improved graphics performance. Updated MacBook Air. New Cinema displays with magsafe and iSight. Is it Xmas already?
With the utter failure of Microsoft's recent "day in the life" ads starring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld, Microsoft has launched phase 2 of their campaign to combat Apple's "Hello, I'm a Mac" ad campaign.
Generally I must say that all Mac OS X based browsers including Safari and the Intel optimized Firefox version are relatively slow. This is especially apparent when you run Windows XP under OS X in emulation using VMWare and try any browser, be it IE, FF or the brand spanking new Google browser Google Chrome. Windows based browsers are snappy and fast compared to a just acceptable performance on OS X.
Drovak speculates: Adobe could port its Creative Suite...to Linux as a shot across Redmond's bow. Then the company should embrace Linux in-house and develop a complete, optimized Linux OS designed to run a high-performance version of its Creative Suite on Linux optimized for Adobe products, to be sold as a bootable bundle for multicore-workstation hardware.