A terrific week in tech

What a week it's been and it is only Wednesday. This holiday-shortened week is turning out to be a fantastic week in tech and elsewhere. (For those of you in less fortunate states Friday is Nevada Day which we celebrate by not going to work and having parades instead). Where to start?

One of the first great moments was Google's announcements Tuesday evening of the availability of IMAP availability in Gmail and the hosted Google Apps. It makes my recent decision to move to Google Apps Premium look even smarter. About the same time the annual support agreement on my mail server is up. Sure a lot harder to think about keeping the annual expense when I get all that and more from Google Apps. It was just last week that a colleague reluctantly got .Mac to have IMAP mail for their iPhone as they grew tired of the pop-Gmail re-downloading too often.

And of course there is the world of sport. Colorado State's impressive upset of UNLV (though why UNLV was favored is beyond even the most seasoned Las Vegan). Today, though, the Colorado Rockies begin their first ever World Series and could well be four games away from the season of a generation.

On a personal note I began to play with You Tube for the first time. It is a very satisfying experience and one I'm sure I'll be repeating.

The week promises to end with another big bang. That makes it one week with two really disruptive technologies. Interestingly while both promise to change the landscape dramatically they also both aren't completely new but are significant advances in the way people use information to add understanding to the world around them. And even Leopard's Time Machine stands poised to do something similar for backups and archiving. All that is old is new again.

Oh and I got my beloved Prius back from the shop all healthy and shiny. Who knows what Thursday will bring.



Forget .Mac

I'm happy to say Apple refunded my .Mac purchase, I request a I made as soon as I saw the breaking news that Google was updating accounts with IMAP. I love Gmail, just a little disappointed that my account (a VERY old, invite-only account) took so long to get the upgrade - nearly 5 days after the announcement. Maybe they saw that I was forwarding my messages to .Mac and decided my account wasn't a priority? ;)