I love playing with new things, new websites, services and devices. But after rejoining Twitter, speared on by extreme peer presure from my colleagues, I discovered how scarily connected the whole world was; suddenly woken up to this world, closely entwined with this new revolution of next generation web technologies.
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.
I've lived in the cloud for two days solid, and it's not as easy as I thought it would be. I traded in my applications for web alternatives - such as MSN Web Messenger, Google Docs, Acrobat.
Hot off the newswire today, Microsoft Exchange Labs which previously provides an Exchange service to Live@edu users, used by hundreds of universities around the world, has been named Outlook Live. Now, don't think for a second that it's just a new name, therefore a new fad, because it's not.
I thought it would be a good idea to give real cloud computing a go. For the next 48 hours (because of the time difference, I'll start at 9am GMT and finish in two days time on Friday morning.
Thumbtack looks a little scary at first, and it's not that easy working out how to utilise what it provides. You may well take a first glance, think, "well this makes no sense" and never bother with it again.
I feel a bit of a hypocrite to be writing this, but it's got to a point where this just has to stop. I know people are excited about the next version of Windows, but when will you, the international audience, wake up and smell the coffee?
The iPhone has been a revolutionary device for many, because of it's small compact nature, minimal buttons and the touch screen interface. I would agree to some extent, but it's still got a long way to go to be classed as perfect.
People normally associate Half Life with running around after aliens or terrorists, a Glock in one hand and a grenade in the other; all in first-person shooter form.The Half Life engine has enabled hundreds if not thousands of people to develop into and around it, providing new experiences, new games, features and maps for many.
England, England, England. Home of the Yorkshire pudding, the field plough, a chip butty and international cricket.
I can't say I'm not surprise; Microsoft has a habit of annoying me and screwing over students. We may as well have a quick look as to what is in the "student" edition of Windows 7 - which you'll see isn't as easy as you might think.