The Tipping Point: Not True?

There’s a popular business book out right now called the Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.  In it he explains how big trends are started by a few people.  He calls them connectors and mavens.  These are the people who know everyone. I read the book about a year ago and found myself skeptical.  Some parts resonated with…

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Unboxing Drobo

My Drobo arrived today.  It is a slick device.  As one accustomed to the PC world, even the unboxing was a treat.  The typical piece of PC hardware comes in utilitarian packaging.  You’re just going to throw it away anyway, so why put effort into it?  Drobo takes a more Macintosh-like approach.  Unboxing is an…

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Welcome to 2008

Not a great start for 2008 out here in Seattle.  We had a big fireworks display at midnight on the Space Needle.  Unfortunately, there were some glitches.  The fireworks were coordinated by a computer, but it had some “glitches” and eventually they had to set them off by hand. Here’s to a great new year. …

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First EMI, Then Universal, Now Warner…

Apparently Warner Music just announced that they were releasing all of their tracks DRM-free.  That makes 3 of the big four giving the heave-ho to DRM.  Sony is now the lone holdout against the future.  How long until they give in to the inevitable?  Next up, the movie industry?  We can only hope.

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Inbox Zero

If you’re anything like me, you have way too much e-mail to read it all.  To try to cope with this, I’ve resorted to a collection of rules that sorts my mail into a Byzantine structure of folders.  This helps a little, but has the problem of helping me miss a lot of mail as…

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The New Zune Revue

Over the past few years I have become an avid podcast listener.  I’ve been using Creative MP3 players until this point.  I have owned a Zen Nano, Zen Stone Plus, and a Zen Vision M.  The first was good its 1 GB size became restricting.  The second was a good size, but the battery life…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

It is Thanksgiving today.  My wife and I will be having a small gathering of about nine family members.  I always enjoy getting some time to put work aside for a few days just hang out with family.  I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving today and that many of you get to spend time with…

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The Ultimate Geek Jacket

With Christmas approaching, here is a cool idea for the gadget-lover.  The ScottEVest Evolution Jacket is a waterproof jacket with 25 pockets for all the cellphones, Zunes, PDAs, pens, etc. that we tend to carry these days.  The jacket also has special ducting for headphones from the iPod/Zune pocket, space for books, water bottles, and…

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New Blade Runner Coming!

25 years after Ridley Scott’s masterpiece was first released, another version is nearly upon us.  Blade Runner:  The Final Cut is coming December 18.  What I find most cool about this is not the new cut, but rather the original.  When it was released in 1982, the movie had a voiceover by Harrison Ford.  When…

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