Windows 7 will be out on October 22. According to what I've been reading, it's slated to be a pretty good operating system - a much better version than Vista and better than XP.
Earlier this month I was in Ohio at my annual church convention. Each year, we are always using some new technology. This year for example we used barcoded badges and scanned people as they came into the lines for breakfast and dinner.
I've used Avery's mailing labels for years. You go to Word, input the Avery label number and seconds later you have nice labels to stick on an envelope, folder or something else.
There are many email marketing services on the market. Constant Contact, Vertical Response, iContact, Campaigner, and now, GetResponse.com.
I go to my fair share of events throughout the year and each event is a bit different. One thing that is always the same, is that the ticketing system is not like a baseball game or other major event.
I've been using HP's Mini netbook and what I still find most difficult about it (and all netbooks I presume) is that the keyboard and screen are too small for me.