[Anice Hassim] We have become disconnected from the "why" of things. Today, everybody seems to be pursuing the making of money and, if we are all trying to produce money, you tend to wonder who is producing anything useful. You can see this attitude at play all over SA as politicians, businessmen and community alike squander precious time and resources that will ill-serve the next generation. But what has this to do with Dev Culture?
[Anice Hassim] 2012 will bring fundamental tectonic shifts to the balance of power in technology choices. Many of these will be driven by the people and for the people - in 2012 the trend, literally, is your friend. Smart enterprise will embrace this change but big business will very quickly have to learn to shut up and listen to what the consumer wants.
[Anice Hassim] Are you surrounded by talkers or doers when it comes to getting into the digital space? You may know the type that just sits there pontificating about this that or the other but, when push comes to shove, doesn't deliver the goods. We definitely know them; hell, we've even had to work with them from time to time but it's time to embrace a breath of fresh new digital air...
[Anice Hassim] A few months ago, I had the privilege of watching a "Steve-note" live, as Steve Jobs introduced iOS 5.0, Lion and iCloud at Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference in San Francisco. As he entered, the room erupted in an outpouring of love as 5000 developers and Apple people paid homage to an icon of our age.
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