When the fire starts to fade - what does that mean? Well, it means that when it comes to emerging technologies, it ain't happening at work! I'd say we are two generations behind. Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Exchange 2007, virtualization (applications & servers), 64-bit computing, thin clients, and cloud computing - these are all technologies that I desperately want to work with. But the economy is going to get worse before it gets better and there are no jobs. So how does one find a way to work with technologies that seem out of reach?