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Taskwise – a new way of working

Taskwise – a new way of working

I came across an interesting website today, a service called Taskwise; which lets you share ideas, and manage life and business better. So, how does this work? It’s a social task management tool that lets you create lists of tasks and share them with your friends. The application lets you create lists to manage tasks and projects, lists which you can then share with friends and colleagues. It’s a collaboration tool that helps you and your team work faster, get…

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Because we don’t all “do” IT

Because we don’t all “do” IT

An interesting experience happened to me the other day. I was sitting in a talk organised by a local organisation, using my laptop to live tweet what the speaker was talking about. Some of my followers on Twitter could be interested in the subject matter, and I’m very much into sharing what I learn. Anyway, at the end of the talk, the person sitting to my immediate right too my aside and proceeded to complain in no uncertain terms about…

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Onstar: Leveraging new technologies for market penetration

Onstar: Leveraging new technologies for market penetration

Here’s an interesting blend of technologies. OnStar, the GM in-vehicle technology for car-person integration is supporting integration to Twitter, allowing car drivers to Tweet from the comfort of their cars using voice recognition. I personally have a Garmin GPS unit in my car, but it doesn’t even do voice recognition. It’s a great geeky use of technology, but to me it also represents a car manufacturer using technology to try and differentiate it’s offering from that of it’s competitors. This…

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Technology – Past and Future

Technology – Past and Future

I was thinking about technology on my way back from work this evening (it’s short enough to walk, but long enough to get a few minutes to myself). I was thinking about the first PC I ever got which was an 8086 (with a Turbo button to boost the speed from 4.77 MHz all the way to 10 MHz), CGA graphics and 2 x 5 1/4 disk drives. Oh, and it also had 640k. Now that’s a far cry from…

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