2007 and Technology Rules our World

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This post is more about how our habits and processes have changed over the years. I am going to list some products and services that I regularly use and some I not so regularly use. I invite you to share with us what products and services you use today, which you did not use 10 years ago.

Outlook (for email)
Firefox for Browsing (Internet Explorer is just so yesterday)
REA or Domain (for real estate)
Google (for searching and research)
My Outlook Address Book (for contacts)
My Mobile Phone (for communicating)
MSN Messenger, Skype and Yahoo Messenger (for communicating)
Facebook (for keeping in touch with family and friends)
Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver (Software)
ABC, SBS, Google News and RSS Feeds (for News and Technology Updates)
Basecamp (for Project Management)
Blinksale (for Invoices)
ITunes (for Music)
IPOD and IPod Nano (For Music)
XBox 360 (for games, music and movies)
Canon Digital Ixus (for digital photography)
My Car (Sydney is designed for Taxi’s)

I sometimes use:
Yahoo, MSN, Ask (for searching)
White Pages (for looking up an address or to find a postcode)
IE7, IE6, Opera and Safari (for browser testing)
Newspapers (for news)
A Pen ( and I am poorer for it)

I no longer use
Film for Cameras (all digital now)
My Home Phone (for calls)
Yellow Pages or White Pages Print (for looking up products and services)
Stamps (letters)
Cheque Book (for some payments)
Real Estate Agents Windows (for property searching – actually never did)
VCR (For Videos)
Music CD’s (I have not purchased one for 3 years)

Cannot think of any more things, I am sure there are a lot more. Share your ideas!

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  • Proud to be Aussie
    Posted August 25, 2007 at 1:19 pm 0Likes

    Cheers!! Well said. However I personally use Opera as my browser – just because of it’s amazing functions and I use whereis for addresses.

  • sam
    Posted August 25, 2007 at 7:59 pm 0Likes

    You shouldn’t use your mobile for long calls, like made from home, the radio waves will fry your brain.
    Get a land line for those leisurely long calls.

  • Elizabeth
    Posted August 26, 2007 at 10:09 am 0Likes

    Good Morning,

    After consistent badgering from my family, I recently offloaded my Beta Cassette player, along with various beta cassettes in the last council rubbish collection day.

    I still have no idea of some of the items in your ‘I USE’ list Peter, but good to see the old Aunty still there going strong. Now that is certainly a media company who has changed with the times.

    For those who want a glimpse into Elizabeth, I can confirm that I no longer wear Leg Warmers.


  • Peter Ricci
    Posted August 26, 2007 at 10:35 am 0Likes

    Hi Elizabeth, added some links…..And ABC News Website is easily the best news website in Australia, i8n fact I would go so far as to say that the commercial ones are so bad that ABC News Website will actually become more popular within 2 years.

  • sam
    Posted August 26, 2007 at 2:26 pm 0Likes

    The news coverage on commercial channels is a bloodly disgrace, the 3rd story on on Ch 10 last week was about Shannon Nolls new CD

  • Nick Hopkins
    Posted August 26, 2007 at 6:53 pm 0Likes

    Outlook Peter?….Seriously?….Gosh!

  • Glenn
    Posted August 28, 2007 at 1:59 pm 0Likes

    Great Topic..

    You wanted people to share… so to add to the list (I also use many of the same you do Peter) for the “Use Regularly” section :

    Xbox with XBMC running as a Media Centre http://www.xboxmediacenter.com
    Portable PMP with 20GB HDD
    Topfield Twin Tuner PVR http://www.topfield.com.au
    Fully Wired and Wireless Home Network
    Photovu Photo Frame http://www.photovu.com
    Wikipedia – http://www.wikipedia.com
    Adobe Indesign
    Canon 400D SLR with L Series Lenses
    Google Talk IM
    ICQ Groupware Internal IM software
    Smartcode VNC Manager http://www.s-code.com
    4GB Flash Drive
    Wacom Tablet http://www.wacom.com
    Smugmug http://www.smugmug.com
    Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader
    Google Analytics http://www.google.com/analytics
    Google Webmaster Central http://www.google.com/webmasters
    Gmail mail.google.com
    Azureus Bittorrent Client azureus.sourceforge.net
    StumbleUpon http://www.stumbleupon.com
    iRealty http://www.irealty.com.au
    Google Maps maps.google.com.au

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