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Gates & Jobs @ D5

This is nothing short of a historic meetup – two icons of the World today (not just the tech world) Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. The two met at the D5: All Things Digital – The Wall Street Journal Executive Conference and sat down with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. The conversation is simply engrossing, a must see for everybody!. I have been seeing the full videos over at Gizmodo, but I wanted to keep it here for reference also. Continue reading for all the 7 videos.

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20 Hour Work Week by 2015

Web Worker Daily talks about a Prentice report which talks about an interesting possibility for the future employee. The quality of life will become a greater aspect of how people approach employment and work. Using latest technologies, tele-commuting to work and working for less hours more productively – 20 hours per week. For a long time, people have been conjecturing about the benefits of working in your pajyamas in a virtual office and just getting things done. But, to put it in perspective of hours and minutes, I find it fascinating to know how HR will deal with possibly more number of workers putting in lesser hours but more productive ones.
On the worker side of things, the reality of living in a combined computing environment will make it harder (?) to draw the line between work and personal. This will mean more control for the average worker and that will necessitate further innovation. Networking, connectivity, data compatibility will be just a small percentage of business opportunities that should open up.

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Lifestream

There has been a lot of talk about Lifestreams in the recent months. There are a bunch of services out there that can handle this, like Jaiku and iStalkr even sites like Tumblr can handle all the various feeds from different sites and show them on your tumblr blog. People are doing things with Yahoo! Pipes and posting the single rss feed into their Facebook profiles and what not.
There is a lot of talk whether your facebook status, twitter updates, blog posts, comments, diggs, last.fm faves, flickr photos and everything else out there should be consolidated into one page.  Its not that we do not do these things online or leave our online crumbs for somebody to follow, already. It’s just putting all this together isn’t something that appeals to the paranoid. This is the same bunch of people who threw a fit when Google Mail or gmail (as we have come to love it now) launched and declared that they would be placing contextual ads by indexing our mails.
For the rest of us, who are with it – check out Lifestream Blog.