Posts Tagged ‘ technology ’

For Want Of A Paper…

You don’t realize how comfortable and familiar that routines are until you try to change them. Take something as simple as the newspaper. For years, it has (mostly) reliably shown up on my doorstep, and I have pretty much made a point of reading it every day.



Über Awesome

There are some problems seeking solutions, and solutions seeking problems, where only the creative use of technology offers a way forward. Not always, mind you; in the effort to make an app of everything, there are some products that beg the question, “Just what were they thinking when they built that?” Not so Über.



A Tool For Writing

I write alot. It is what I do, possibly more than any other waking activity apart from breathing. My tool of choice is rarely a pen and paper. While I have a romantic notion of the appeal of a hard nib scratching across the rough texture of real paper, turning ephemeral ideas into a flow…
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The Google Rule… Really?!?

In the “what exactly where they thinking when they wrote that?” category, an MIT researcher has opined in the Harvard Business Review blogs (both normally considered to be modestly respectable sources) that we should practice “the Google rule”. Whenever we meet someone for the first time, we should first see what we can find out about them…
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I Am Geek. Proud Geek. Hear Me.

Moving into a condo has been an interesting experience. Apart from compressing a life of 40+ years into a much tinier space than I am used to, condo living has certain constraints that living in a house affords – particularly when the last house was one you built. I am a geek. I admit it…
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Embracing Change, Reluctantly

2004 doesn’t seem that long ago. Yes, someone born in that year would now be in Grade 3. But a lot of what existed then still exists today, or at least that would be the impression of many. And yet, in technology terms, 2004 is an achingly long way into the past. Yes, people had…
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iTempted: A Mea Culpa

If there is one rule in life that everyone should subscribe too, it’s this: Never say never. A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post explaining in clear, objective and reasoned terms why I didn’t understand, value or intend to buy an iPad. Last week I bought one. Clearly some things have changed.



iTemptation: A Meditation

I sincerely doubt that I will ever buy an iPad. It’s not that I haven’t been tempted, to be certain. It will come as no surprise to many that know me that when the iPad was announced, I wanted one. This could be interpreted as immature need for acquisition, considered desire for useful functionality, conformist…
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