I arrived home yesterday from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I flew the Red Eye home (upgraded 🙂 ) I found a large number of technologies converging around the concept of an improved user interface to the computer. This for me was the most important aspect of the show and seemed to signal the direction of technology going into the next 2-4 years.
One of those interface improvements included a search engine that had a mind mapping interface capability (among several other views and tools). I’m going to be covering these technologies and the impact and usefulness of these interfaces over the next few weeks and want to set everyone up for the topic. After seeing what the show offered, I believe that this will be an extremely important transition in computing, possibly as important as the introduction of the mouse or even the color monitor. Regardless, I think that these new interfaces will be nothing less than extraordinary.
In the meantime, after traveling for a week (and all the pre-travel prep), I have several mundane things to take care of this weekend including transferring and renewing my license tags, and finding a new insurance broker for my home owners insurance.
Plus, if I have time, I am going to reboot this blog and with a new theme as this one is feeling a good bit stale these days. 😉