Very motivational and interesting presentation, especially because of the different existing examples around on the net.
First of all, everything is about data and how to bring it to clients (whether they are users or other applications) and bringing software above the level of a single device.
An interesting book that was talked about is “Place to Space” by Peter Weill & Michael R. Vitale. “Place to Space” deals with the business models an e-business can adopt. The central idea of the book is that there are 8 atomic business models that exist. It’s a very interesting way to model for example cash flow, product delivery, …
Eve Online : Very impressive game.
Photosynth I had seen this before and I really will try to make one myself.
British Library Well, this is less fantastic to me in terms of GUI, but it is a enormous access to data.
WorldWide Telescope Very impressive!
Yosemite Extreme Panoramic Imaging Project Also very impressive. Click on result by the way.
The Cloud was off course a topic in this presentation with the .NET Services and SQL Services. Will look into these in the coming weeks.