Now, leaving the mashed potato jokes aside- what I mean is to say is - how about a future of software mash-ups? According to Dion Hinchcliffe we are in for a bumper crop. What a great idea- and a possible solution to those wanting to take those useful features from VLEs, online repositories, e-Porfolios and social software tools... and mash them all up! Is this really possible?
If Dion's pretty diagram is anything to go by, it looks like such a stunningly great concept:
Dion's blog posting outlines 17 mash-up platforms which end-users could use for this purpose. He has lots more ideas for this user-created mash-ups on his own blog.
See also Stephen Downes and Wayne Hodgkins for more on this topic.