Here is an article about an interesting application of mapping technology.
I wonder what kind of business ventures might be driven from such an approach.
Here is an article about writing voice-driven applications.
It might be interesting to “think differently” about problem solving by taking into consideration that you might combine the power of your handheld with the ease of use (potentially at least) of voice driven applications on a server. They might compliment each other well.
This article explains that you should be careful for whom you market as you tend to want to reach people exactly like yourself. Of course if this is your goal, then it is not really a problem :).
Working with partners or sub-contractors; you are bound to end up working with some very creative people. You have a vision that they need to fulfill; and you probably expect them to figure it out for you so you tell them “just make it happen; do whatever you like”.
When you give someone limitless possibilities, though, they are likely never to find a good one, at least not for you.
By giving even the most creative people just some constraints, you are doing them a favor and you are likely to end up a much happier participant in the interaction.
Wufoo is an online surveying tool that looks interesting. I haven’t used it myself, but, it is what my webhost uses and they have pretty good taste in the tools that I have seen them use so far.
Here is a good post about how some opera singers wanted to “start a new opera company in Baltimore, and do it in on a shoe-string budget”. It seems like a good example of “thinking outside of the box” and making something that they really love to happen: practicing their heart and making a living doing it.