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I was off on vacation during March break and then off to Toronto earlier this week for a series of meetings. Tonight will be the first night back home.

The trip south was a terrific time with family. I really enjoyed the unstructured time with my wife and my youngest son. I also really enjoyed reading John Boyne’s Mutiny on the Bounty. Being an avid reader, I find that I am usually reading “serious” books about business, technology and photography. Every once in a while, it is a treat to get into a good read. A book that grabs you and holds you until the last page. John Boyne is that class of author.

It was also nice to be in a warm and sunny environment. Many Canadians struggle through the long, dark winters and our reward is when spring finally shows up. The time we spent south gave us an early preview of spring. Fortunately our return home to Kingston was supported by some bright sunny weather.

I met some very interesting folks in Toronto. Aaron Kim, an evangelist for Web 2.0 and Carl Abrams, a research fellow from IBM’s research lab. Lots of insight from both gentlemen. When I get a few moments to pull my notes together, I’ll share a few of their thoughts on the shift in technology patterns.