Ray Ozzie has been a long-time pioneer in the computer world. He invented Lotus Notes, a collaboration environment from the 1990s. He invented Groove, then joined Microsoft as their chief architect.
He recently wrote a lengthy yet interesting memo as part of his stepping down as chief architect at MS. His article is here.
His key vision of the future: a post-PC world based on a combination of Continuous Services and Connected Devices.
Continuous services are websites and cloud-based agents that we can rely on for more and more of what we do. They’re always-available… They’re constantly assimilating & analyzing data from both our real and online worlds. They’re constantly being refined & improved based on what works, and what doesn’t.
Connected devices beyond the PC will increasingly come in a breathtaking number of shapes and sizes, tuned for a broad variety of communications, creation & consumption tasks. Each individual will interact with a fairly good number of these connected devices on a daily basis – their phone / internet companion; their car; a shared public display in the conference room, living room, or hallway wall.
It’s an exciting time to be alive, to be a follower of Jesus Christ, and to have the privilege of helping lead in the technology-enhanced mission to help everyone know someone who truly follows Jesus.