Android -- are you ready to become one? Too late, you are, but Google got the name rights.

The new 'g-1 phone' on T-mobile is coming out.  Google has made an 'open source phone OS' called Android, and it opening the world up to developers.  Seems like an amazing thing, no?  Right now there's a lot of hype, but the phone isn't on the market until Oct 2008.

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I for one am psyched about open-source phone OS.  Great idea.  Lots of room here for dev -- I STRONGLY SUGGEST some developers make a password protected user-defined database app (like "ThinkDB" aka "Smart List To Go", the killer app for Palm) and make that ... free & compatible with Notes or Google Docs.

Anyone remember Hypercard for Mac, back in the day of floppies?  What about something like "1000 Blank White Cards" except let people share decks of cards, exchange individual cards, etc etc.  That would be kinda fun & creative ... & viral.

re: Metosphere -- great concept, very much like William Gibson's "Pattern Recognition" book which had the concept of large 3D art objects living in Virtual Space overlaid on real space, viewable only with certain viewers.  This could be great.

re: TwitterDroid -- fearful, I'm fearful

re: KudoStar -- is everyone on the planet going to get a vague unexplained 1-5 star rating?  (MY GOD that would suck!)

re: Parallel Kingdom -- I'd like to see people be able to overlay things on things in real life, but I'm not sure we need it to be the violent paradigm of knights and conquering.  I suggest you look into the other histories besides the expansion of the West thru force (and drugs, slavery, religion, etc) and find a paradigm that is more ... savory?

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