Thoughts on the Web 2.0 journey
This has been a bit like dancing along the Yellow Brick Road, meeting all sorts of characters along the way, some of whom were scary and some of whom were just annoying, but I feel an immense sense of achievement having got to the end without too many flesh wounds. Some of the material was familiar (Facebook and e-books), some I wondered how I had lived without (delicious and YouTube) and some had me reaching for the caffeine and TimTams (Rollyo, LSS and worst of all the hideous iTunes). If only Apple and Microsoft would talk to each other instead of mudslinging, then it would be possible to embed podcasts into your blog as simply as YouTube allows you to. Steve Jobs, wake up and listen to what the public want, please..................It is gratifying that all these new technologies (with the exception of iTunes) are becoming much more intuitive and user-friendly and dispensing with the jargon, so finally we all wake up to the fact that IT specialists are NOT rocket scientists after all, though most of them still prefer to flaunt virtual NASA badges to keep us in our place. One of the best parts of the learning experience has been the sharing - amazing how often our workplace chats revolve around the 23 things programme! Thank you Karen, Hantie and Kathy for your never-ending patience and optimism, we couldn't have done it without you all!