Month: September 2012

My 8 Hour Ordeal with iOS 6

As far as I could tell, my day-to-day work was unaffected by the iOS update. And then Friday night my wife asked me to play “Your Move” by Yes. I opened Music on my iPad 2 and found it empty. I went to System Preferences and discovered that iTunes match was turned off. I flipped.

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A New Model for Categorizing Collaboration Technology

The traditional categorization of collaboration software no longer reflects the way people actually work. As we text over phones in the same room, or chat via instant messaging in the same meeting,  the very idea of same time, same place or different time, different place seems archaic. Those categories reflect a good intellectual view of.

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Weeds Finale Reveals the Last iPhone

Cross-posted at iPhone Life. In the Weeds Finale there was only one phone: the iPhone 10. Jenji Kohan and her Weeds team weren’t trying to forecast the future, they were just trying to tell a story. They spent some time, however, imagining the world in which Nancy Botwin existed, and in doing so, they revealed the final iPhone phone design:.

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NBC’s Revolution Asks Viewers to Suspend Belief Far Too Often

As a scenario planner, I have a few rules about the future. First there is no data about the future. That means you cannot be certain of anything. Second, the future is an extrapolation of the present. Good work on the future does not discount anything about the present. It may choose to abandon it,.

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet Review now up at Pen Computing

  The iPad was purportedly inspired by the Star Trek P.A.D.D. or Personal Access Display Device. Those fictional devices had character. As much as I love my iPad, it is to some degree mundane in its elegance, and most of the other manufacturers have chosen to follow the path of exposed glass displays with smooth.

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How to Design a Meeting in a collaborative work environment: The DOs

Here is a follow-up to the Infographic How to Design a Meeting in a collaborative work environment. This installment focuses on what to do when planning and running a meeting in a collaborative work environment. Next time, the DON’Ts. Work with attendees to co-create a prioritized agenda so everyone understands the purpose of the meeting,.

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Help For Cloud-Storage Hoarders

Help For Cloud-Storage Hoarders post now up at Fast Company.

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