2010 Technology Wish List
2009 Was OK, But Things Can Get ALOT Better
2009 is almost over and I’m making my technology wish list for 2010. Being that it’s a “WISH” list, I decided to shoot for the stars. in order fro 2010 to be the best year ever in tech, here’s what I want.
iPhone – My Biggest Joy and Disappointment
The iPhone plays a huge role in my IT infrastructure. It bridge the gap between the VitaminCM global headquarters and the vast wastelands that lie outside my door. Sometimes I actually have to go out and mingle with the great unwashed hordes. Gasp! While there are so many things to love about my trusty companion, here is what I desperately wish for:
- AT&T to get a decent network
- Verizon to get the iPhone
- Flash and JAVA support – It’s flippin’ 2010 already!
- Support for a Bluetooth Keyboard (No, I don’t want to Jailbreak my phone.)
- Front and back Video Cameras so I can gitz my Skype video conference on.
Windows Applications that Need to be On My Mac
I switched to a Mac this year and for the most part I like it. My biggest problem is finding suitable replacements for some of my old favorite Windows applications.
- Windows Live Writer – How can I be forced to blog with this overpriced collection of crapware.
- Digsby Multi-protocol Instant Messenger (plus twitter, facebook, myspace, etc.) – Adium is marginally acceptable.
- Microsoft Office (The real thing, not that hideous crap with the crooked yellow logo.)
- A Delete key that Deletes, not Backspacing. (Yeah, I really feel like pressing the Function button.)
Software and Services that Can Be ALOT Better
There are a lot of great applications and services out there, but this is what it takes to go from good to great.
- FireFox – please stop crapping out every 3 minutes.
- Evernote to integrate RememberTheMilk into their tool. Two great tastes that taste great together.
- Google Earth to go live with “real-time” images. Yeah, it’s creeptacular but you know you want it too.
- Good VIdeo Production Software for Linux so I can build my $600 Super Computer out of two clustered PS3s.
- FaceBook to disable Mafia Wars, Farmville, Fish Tank, Movie Quiz, and Family Finder.
- Linux to do what you want it to, on the first attempt.
- DropBox – give a brotha more disk space.
Gadgets that I want
Who doesn’t love a shiny new gadget. Well, I want a little more than a fancy box and a high price tag.
- An E-Book Reader that is actually cool.
- Roll UP LCD screens (in stores, not labs)
- Laptop Batteries that work for more than five minutes
- Solid State Hard Drives (that I can afford)
The tech world doesn’t just happen in a vacuum, it’s run by people. Some of them kind of suck. Here are a few people that I would like to see come off the naughty list in 2010.
- Apple to get the litigious stick out of their litigious butts.
- Sony, please stop hassling people for making your products more useful.
- Verizon – stop hating customers. Don’t cripple our phones, rip us off, and provide poor customer service.
- BestBuy – just go away already.
- While I’m at it, could the RIAA and MPAA just commit hari-kari.
Now that I have a 1080p TV and a BluRay player I wish that someone would erase the memory of my 100 favorite movies and add them to the top of my NetFlix queue.
How about a few off the wall things:
- Robots! Lots of robots.
- Monkeys that can be trained to be my butler.
- An automatically organizing desk.
- A koi pond stocked with teany-tiny Great White Sharks and even tinier seals.
Last but certainly not least…
I wish that my wife would just understand that I NEEEEEEEED all of these things and so many others. They are all critically important to my survival as a human being. Kind of like the dry cleaner, house keeper, 4 hour trips to the salon, and karaoke all keep her alive.