Lots of news coming tonight

What a fun week. Milan has proven I can love something more than I love blogging. Well, heck, Twitter and Flickr proved that too (that’s where I’ve been spending a lot of my online time this week, check out my new photos — we had a fun day yesterday with Dave Winer. In two weeks with my new camera I’ve already made 36 GBs worth of images, whew! Then compare to Patrick’s photos. He’s pretty good with the 5D).

Twitter has really turned into something special. It’s how I keep in touch with my friends and the world. I find I like spending a lot more time there than on my blog because of the immediacy.

So, let’s get back into it. Tonight there’s a couple companies announcing news. Come back at shortly after 9 p.m.

One of the companies speaks to the future of development. Four years ago I predicted that within 10 years very few people would be doing standard old Win32 style development. At the time I thought that Vista would be a lot more popular than it turned out to be and that the world would shift toward .NET development. I was wrong. The truth is that Web work is becoming far more popular than i thought it would be. Every startup lately is showing me Web work and, while some use .NET, most use LAMP on their servers.

Anyway, see ya tonight and don’t miss the Photowalking at Stanford University tomorrow. It looks like a huge crowd will be there.

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Apple has a PR nightmare brewing…

Tons of people on Twitter are reporting problems with their iPhones. Including my son. Including Jeff Clavier. Anyone else having this problem? These are people who have not unlocked their iPhones. I’m about to update mine and will report what happens. A bunch more reports are over on TechMeme and Dave Winer is tracking them too.

How about you? How did your update of your iPhone go?

Oh, and Patrick’s iPhone lost all of its data. Made worse because his Mac had a bunch more problems (this is the second time it’s been in the shop) and so he’s praying now that Apple didn’t delete everything off of his hard drive.

UPDATE: My iPhone update seems to have gone well. New icon on home screen says “iTunes.” Meanwhile the Twitters from people with updates that didn’t go well continue to come in. Here’s another one.