World population densities mapped

The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations — like economic powerhouses China and India — have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita.

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Personalisation of Computing

I was reflecting on my iPad the other day. It really is a very personal device, in fact all apple products seem to be personal.

They tend to be set up without a password, there are no separate profile for each user etc etc. Everything is customised for me, just like my actual notebook or diary is.

This is a trend that will develop I feel.

We will all have our own personal computing devices.
We will be the only users on the device, but hey we will each have one so that is ok.

There will then also be shared devices, such as the TV in the house too.

This will mean that software to share data across multiple devices, and even ‘send’ data or apps to a shared device will be needed.

Maybe the next hot thing to go parabolic.