- The realm of Very Small Things with Brains is being charged with all of the power of threading, 32 bit and 64 bit computing and the Internet. This is opening up a lot of new capabilities in simple devices.
- Open Source has broken down many of the barriers to embedded software development. You no longer need an expensive, proprietary real time OS to deliver interesting capabilities.
Have you read “Trust Agents” by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith? If not you might want to get a copy. If you are a social media practitioner in general or an online community manager specifically as I am, you already are one or you’re working very hard to become a Trust Agent. (Incidentally, Brogan and Smith are experts of all things social media and each is a must on your Twitter Follow list : @chrisbrogan, @julien.)
Are you going to GDC 2010? Do you have a cool smartphone, like iPhone, Android Nexus, or BlackBerry with access to Twitter, Facebook or Foursquare? If so, put that puppy to work work at GDC to play the Visual Adrenaline Fan Challenge to win some cool prizes.