News on your phone or other gadget.
It's already being done at WBTV Wireless for $2.99 a month through Verizon.
Google, of course, has a Beta free version now too, but I couldn't find what I think would be the most useful feature -- Doppler radar on a mobile device. That would change the lives of many soccer parents.
More magic, on the geekier visual side: Apple showed Observer workers the basics of Final Cut Studio this week. The instructor described this workflow (such a nasty word):
He makes a draft of a multimedia movie with sound, publishes out of Final Cut Pro to a Mac blog, which Itunes picks up automatically and sends out to his client on his Ipod. No hassle with burning a DVD and delivering it to the client.
Magic. It's here. Dick Tracy would be amazed.
Who's Dick Tracy? Oh, never mind.