The social convergence and the darn fan in my server box that just won’t stop making noise.
1. I’ve replaced the fan twice now – and each time it blows up. Oh well…
I own a few multimedia devices – some for testing and learning, others for personal use. My Ipod Touch, and Zune 64 are my primary walk around and listen devices. My Zune 120 is sort of my junk heap containing my video’s mostly now. But the device that continues to dominate what I do and how I entertain myself remains the Kindle.
It is interesting to me now, watching the number of devices that are out there (and ones that are coming) that offer the convergence of social networking and my media. While I certainly love my friends – they don’t always want to know that it is Monday morning and I am listing to Transformer by Neil Young to get up and get motivated. What they want to knew (at least I hope it is what they are interested in – what the family did over the weekend).
Then it hit me, the convergence of the reality I live in, and the reality of the social world around me. What will be was but will be again.
I can with a small number of devices virtually cover every media type I’ve ever been interested in. HD Radio, satellite radio, utube and videos it is simply the most amazing thing. I can entertain myself in three or four different ways (over 300 books on the kindle – try lugging 300 books in your carryon, gigs of music and videos I enjoy. Pictures of my kids (I have thousands of those). Best of all they don’t work together. Well they work in a limited fashion (itunes for the ipod interacts with my windows PC, Zune does as well) but somehow for this to go to the next level, there needs to be one engine to rule them all and in the cloud bind them.
If only I could fix that rattling fan.