Posts from the ‘Technology’ category

Why conference panels are awful, and how to fix them

“Panels are the best way to make four interesting people boring.”

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Why your inbox is a loading bay, not a warehouse

Lately, I’ve been making this assertion: The only person responsible for your out-of-control email inbox is you. You may have seen this email charter that’s circulating…

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Roaming still sucks

It’s 2012. You would think that by now, we’d have worked out effective solutions so that we could use our phones in more than one country.…

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Two interesting ethical quandaries

Over the past few days, I’ve encountered two quirky but, to my mind, intriguing ethical questions. The first involves NationBuilder.com. They’re a site that enables anybody–many…

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How to become a better computer operator

Millions of us work with computers all day. Whether you’re a receptionist, lawyer, telemarketer or programmer, your other job title is ‘computer operator’. And yet, many…

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Technology demo videos that take my breath away

Every so often, I see a video, usually from a research lab, that demonstrates some new technology. It’s typically kind of mundane, with banal camera work,…

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Private Location Sharing With Moby

My old friend Rob is behind the launch of Moby, a private location sharing app focused on personal safety and families. It’s a handy alternative to…

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How can Google+ win?

I’ve had a few days to kick the tires on Google+ (pronounced ‘Google Plus’), Google’s shot across the bow of Facebook and, to a lesser degree,…

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