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Inspired by the waters in Hurghada;

Wouldn’t it be cool if we had laptops that would float in the pool made from water resistant material ? water resistant? One could be in the middle of the water,  surfing the sea and the internet at the same time… I don’t think we are far from that, I could just imagine this white frame, with a screen, (of course touch no keyboard or mouse)  and  could check your email and sea the fish in in the background …

Also wouldn’t be neat, if there were water resistant writing pads that you could bring with you to shower? (because I think that’s when all the neat ideas come  in) and then you could scribble all your thoughts down  and they would no longer  evaporate  by the time you’re out… or maybe instead of writing pads, the same  water resistant laptop (previously mentioned) would have the OCR built in and it would recognize handwriting immediately and store it digitally  ( mine would need a very  capable software to decipher) then there would be no memory leakage ..

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That’s EXACTLY what I wanted..

Accordoing to Mashable, the social Media Guide, Adobe has extended a free version of it’s software (a limited edition) on the web making it avialable online (free of cost?)

I haven’t tried it yet, but you can check it out at www.photoshop.com (flash 10 requred..)

and the reseon this is cool is because I’ve been roaming the university for hours searching for  apple computers, out of preferenec, and out of need for Photoshop, which I know is only  installed  on Mac..

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Activation Meter on Facebook

I think Facebook itself, or an applicaiton on it should be an activation meter that computes the amount of time a person spends on FB. For example on a person’s FB profile page there could be a indicator indicating if the perosn checks it twice a week, daily, every  week, or every month or so… or maybe never does. This way you would know when to expect/anticpate a reply from somebody, as when you know a person checks his facebook, twice a week, you know there are a couple of days before you recieve a reply from him, but if he checks it very frequently and hasn’t yet replied yet, then he must be in trobule!

A Wikipedia,  Linkedln Joint  or in otherwords ‘who’s the expert on matter?’

Wouldn’t it be neat, if wikipedia did some kind of  joint thing with linkdln so that whenever a person enters text in a wiki article you could easily check too  see his professional profile (which we hope  to be accurate or provided that there is a way to verify it to make sure his identity is correct)  you could then asses how credible  the content is on the article.
 I am not saying not makeway for anyone  to publish equivintely  things upthere, everyone can have a say, but that’s the one thing wiki misses in not being scholarly in terms of you don’t know who is saying what. I

Wikipedia Expert Meter and Expert System Shells

Another realted idea for the wiki , is to have a colored indicator, (say red, green and yellow) defining the  level of Authorship on the subject, so say red would be an amateour on the subjec,t jsut read about it and has a say and the yellow could be a professor, (and not just by titles but by work experience and so forth, something that would digest your linkedln profile and get a color indicating how much youare experince d in what you are talking about.  And the reason that is important really is bec. I think if they start adding that that we could start citing wiki in our English papers, instead of just looking them up to  have an idea of the subject, but not mentioning it in your papers. I think thats the main drawbakc in wiki and that is my suggestion to solve it .
The last analogy I have for the subject is  refering to when  they started desgining  Expert Sytem Shells; a kinda database with all the quesitons and answers possible for a certain domain . so say for example a specific field of medicine, it could be specialized in you provide that database with the  symptoms of a disease  and it can diagnose it by asking you a series of question  and maybe offer a medication.. (or something liek the 20 Q if you’re familiar with that) andway,  wehn they did, they did not go to a farmer, nor an engineer to fill that exert database with all the info on the subject  but they went to an ‘expert’ on the field (hence the name) to  a doctor.   I am not saying that a doctor does not have a saying in agriculture, or that farmer shouldn’t speak about medicen (although i would rather he didn’t but wouldn’t you wanna at least that he is a doctor and has had years of experience with the field? or will is disturb the equilbirium of wiki ?

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