Long-time readers will know that I’ve been a long-time advocate for online calendar standards and interoperability, which has been interminably slow in arriving in any real way. At work we’ve recently endured a switch from Oracle Calendar to Exchange (neither of which I find very good). I’m constantly battling with the fact that my family’s calendars are all on Google Cal, and I can’t overlay my work calendar with my family calendars in any easy way on my Macs (but I have hope for Snow Leopard!).
Now Scott Adams, of Dilbert fame, has penned a great short essay on how calendaring will come to be the central software app of the near future.
I think the biggest software revolution of the future is that the calendar will be the organizing filter for most of the information flowing into your life. You think you are bombarded with too much information every day, but in reality it is just the timing of the information that is wrong. Once the calendar becomes the organizing paradigm and filter, it won’t seem as if there is so much.
Go read it – thanks to Jon Udell for pointing this out!