Last night I ended up chatting away with Winnie from Hong Kong on MSN Messenger for an hour or so after she found my website via a Google search and then sent me an email. Winnie is matched to an AIESEC traineeship in Gaziantep and is due to arrive in May.
This simple exchange was the result of no less than four Internet technologies combining seamlessly: blogging, search, email and instant messaging. Even 10 years ago this exchange would have been unlikely.
In 10 years time, who knows what tools we will be communicating with?