I was pretty in with the candle in the box thing. Until recently I had the notepad paper saved from PDC 2000 (along with a load of other stuff). Only relatively recently did I part with it (scrap paper for my daughters). I was definitely a MIB when I was a kid. (Mint in Box).
Its looking kind of inevitable. Facebook raising enourmous capital, Apple making unbelievable piles of money. To some its starting to look like Google might become an underdog (MS already is).
Facebook is in a prime position for targetted advertising, Google is trying to play catch up with Google + etc. Meanwhile MS has a little finger in all the pies and wants a bigger piece (Its going to be a massive push with Win 8 & Tablets though).
Is the scene being set for an enourmous showdown?
Winners and Loosers all round?
Its going to be an interesting year.
@Dr Herbie:Yes, but the good news is we are all in the same boat.
I think I had already got to the stage where I recognised the value of mitigating some of those things - of course nothing can be done about the first 30 years or so of my existence ...
Oh, and I should add ...
STAR WARS Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D Feature Film IMAX ( U) (09-Feb-2012 11:00) Standard - Central Rows D - L, J19 - J19 Adult 16yrs+ 1 10.60 0.75
All booked up for 3D Star Wars. I don't think I have seen this since if first came out so hopefully will be quite enjoyable now they have cut Ja Ja Binks out ....
(not booking that could have been number 6).
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
(from this Guardian article)
Mark yourselves out of 5, I'm giving myself 2.5 out of 5 at the moment.
@Dr Herbie: I would have thought you could detect the speed at which a sound bounces back from an object and as a result detect movement - you can then leave it up to the users own preference with something like a Bat / Dog Toggle detection button to avoid any ensuing chaos.