2012 : Apple's WWDC announcement
Apr 2010 : Will Facebook win it? http://www.allfacebook.com/2010/04/facebooks-100-billion-valuation-doesnt-sound-stupid-anymore/
BillGates 2006 : Everything we do now, we have to be user-centric, not device-centric,
Depths of history
This is the endgame for Microsoft's .NET & Hailstorm (or whatever name).
Currently Microsoft calls it ".NET Passport" (.NET http://www.passport.net/). .NET.) is the framework for programmers.
Digital IDs too. In fact all SocialSoftware may be another way of saying the user is the platform.
JeremyZawodny thinks Google (OnGoogle) needs Orkut to collect user data. In other words Orkut is their Hailstorm strategy. : (See http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/001504.html (See also MicrosoftVsGoogle)