I’m writing this blog post on my desktop PC. I can’t use my laptop. Why not? Because, I upgraded to IE9 on my laptop and Word Press doesn’t get on well with IE9. Yes, yes, I know I should use Firefox.
Actually, I do use Firefox. I have to use it because Lyris HQ (my excellent email marketing tool) doesn’t like Internet Explorer. Lyris HQ also doesn’t like Firefox 4 so I had to revert back to 3.6.
Don’t even start me off on Flash not working for iPhones and iPads. A lot of Apple stuff is really slow and clinky on IE as well.
Try using the diffeent QR Code writers and readers and see the different results you get.
So, the big problem is interoperability and it’s getting worse.
It’s even more difficult with devices that have embedded software that may not ever get updated. For example, my iPhone works with my car on a Bluetooth connection for making and receiving calls. Will it play music over my car audio by Bluetooth? No way!
When I’m driving to a meeting I have to enter the postcode for the location into my car satnav. What I’d really like to do is to be able to wirelessly transmit the postcode from the calendar entry on my iPhone to my car satnav. Dream on!
Imagine how much time we all waste because of poor interoperability.