A ski bum's view:
Tech season started off with a bang in San Francisco. Google i/o, always a highlight, brings together nearly 4000 engineers and one ski bum. The purpose of Google i/o (input / output) is to rap about code, inspire app.s, and generally get your geek on. At this conference, the engineers, developers and super-nerds are king. Open Bar-- who cares?, "did you see the developers sand-box??"
So HTML 5 is huge, open source is huge. Its all about the browser and UI. Mobile is huge. Google's business model is simple, and we para-phrase here---- grow and improve the web, Google wins. More web users = more cash for Google. CEO, Eric Schmidt reminded the room that "power brings simplicity and scalability". Surprise guests from Palm, Mozilla and Lego confirmed the "open sourceness" of Google IO2009.
Click the new ANDROID phone we picked up at the scwag-wagon. Check out Google WAVE, its the future of communication on the web. its like a document and a wiki and an e-mail stream all bundled together. We're not really sure why?? ...but its gonna be huge.