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Time Management Tips for Using Email

Electronic mail appeared as a blessing. It would let you communicate with friends, family and co-workers in a matter of seconds, regardless of where they were around the world.
With such a fantastic communication tool, however, other problems emerged. Just ask any manager of a big corporation and he will tell you that 40% or more [...]

Wireless Disrupting Land Lines?

As the wireless penetration rate increases across the United States, some interesting data starts to emerge.
During the second half of 2006, more than 3 out of 20 American households did not have a land line telephone, and of those without a land line telephone, most had at least one working wireless telephone. The National Health [...]

iPhone Everywhere!

The iPhone is everywhere. I felt that it would be redundant to write more about it, so instead I will leave you with the most interesting links that I managed to gather:

China’s Silicon Valley

Companies like Microsoft, Nokia and IBM started operating there over 6 years ago. Others are moving in. The so called Z-Park is the center of the technological development in China, and BusinessWeek recently published an article about it.
“P&G’s strategy conforms nicely with Chinese President Hu Jintao’s plan, announced in 2006, to turn China into an [...]

Gauss versus Pareto

It looks like we are shifting from a Gaussian world to a Paretian one, or so claims John Hagel on a recent article titled “The Power of the Power Laws”.

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Pirates of Silicon Valley is a half documentary half movie that describes the early years of Apple Computers, Microsoft, and their founders. The link points to a complete online version of the movie (although the screen dimension is reduced). If you have not seen it check it out, it is pretty interesting.

The 21 Biggest Technology Flops

ComputerWorld has an interesting article titled “Don’t Believe the Hype: The 21 Biggest Technology Flops”. As explained on the website the technologies listed are not necessarily bad, but their were either ahead of their times or overblown by high expectations. Here is the list:

Innovation Timeline

There is a very interesting “Innovation Timeline” created by the What’s Next website. You will probably need to zoom the picture to read the listed innovations, but here is some of the stuff that the predict to appear before 2050:

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