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The Snap: Social media was once the domain of bleeding edge, innovative brands that were willing to take risks on emerging technologies and channels. However, it has long since become a standard component of the marketing ...

ARE WE STILL DOING THIS SHIT?

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Social media was once the domain of bleeding edge, innovative brands that were willing to take risks on emerging technologies and channels. However, it has long since become a standard component of the marketing and customer service plans for even the most stodgy and slow-moving companies. These businesses use standard, quantifiable busi
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The Snap: We are moving at the end of this year. My lease is up and we have decided not to renew. As a result, we need to do a bunch of IT related things like changing addresses for banks, cable, etc. This requires ...

THE NEED FOR A BETTER IT SECURITY APPROACH

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We are moving at the end of this year. My lease is up and we have decided not to renew. As a result, we need to do a bunch of IT related things like changing addresses for banks, cable, etc. This requires logging into websites that I have not visited since we set [&hellip
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The Snap About every 5 years there is a new term that takes over the Information Technology (IT) world. In the late 90’s it was “Dot Com.” Everything became “Dot Com." After the implosion that caused, we moved on ...

IT DOES NOT EQUAL CLOUD

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About every 5 years there is a new term that takes over the Information Technology (IT) world. In the late 90’s it was “Dot Com.” Everything became “Dot Com.” After the implosion that caused, we moved on in 2007-ish to “Virtualization.” Everything was being virtualized. I even remember taking a briefing form a [&hell
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The Snap: The state of Kansas is considering whether cursive handwriting should be part of its standard curriculum. The controversial topic will be on the agenda as the State Board of Education meets Tuesday in Topeka. ...

TECHNOLOGY > CURSIVE

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The state of Kansas is considering whether cursive handwriting should be part of its standard curriculum. The controversial topic will be on the agenda as the State Board of Education meets Tuesday in Topeka. While many schools in Kansas continue to have students practice cursive during penmanship lessons, cursive handwriting is not curr
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The Snap: A few days ago I wrote an entry about why your vote did not count. The basic premise of the article was that unless you lived in one of the battleground states, voting, at least for the president, was ...

MICROTARGETING AND THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE

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A few days ago I wrote an entry about why your vote did not count. The basic premise of the article was that unless you lived in one of the battleground states, voting, at least for the president, was irrelevant. Since that time, there have been a few articles about how the campaigns [&hellip
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The Snap: One of the issues in the corporate world is in the constant need to demonstrate your value to the organization. In some roles, like sales, this is easy as you can point directly to a number that quantifies your ...

ADD VALUE BY DOING NOTHING

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One of the issues in the corporate world is in the constant need to demonstrate your value to the organization. In some roles, like sales, this is easy as you can point directly to a number that quantifies your value. However in others, it is a bit more difficult as the value can [&hellip
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The Snap: Just yesterday, I wrote a short PSA to warn readers about the impending wave of self-appointed, water cooler design gurus who will soon be outlining the pros and cons of skeuomorphism, now that they've read a ...

“O” SO INSIGHTFUL

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Just yesterday, I wrote a short PSA to warn readers about the impending wave of self-appointed, water cooler design gurus who will soon be outlining the pros and cons of skeuomorphism, now that they’ve read a few blog posts on the topic. And right on cue, the hacks at Mashable have released one [&hellip
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The Snap: A major executive shake-up occurred at Apple earlier this week, in which Scott Forstall and John Browett were fired from their respective positions as leaders of mobile software development and retail ...

SKEUOMORPHIC DESIGN EXPERTS, UNITE!

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A major executive shake-up occurred at Apple earlier this week, in which Scott Forstall and John Browett were fired from their respective positions as leaders of mobile software development and retail stores. Forstall’s departure is viewed by many analysts as possibly singaling a major shift in Apple’s software design philoso
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[caption id="attachment_609" align="alignleft" width="529"] A sneak peak at my next computer. No iDevices here![/caption] The Snap So for a variety of reasons I need to consider how I deal with home computing. My ...

FACING A HOME TECHNOLOGY CHOICE

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So for a variety of reasons I need to consider how I deal with home computing. My current setup involves an HP desktop running Win 7, a company issued laptop, a Samsung Galaxy 3S, and a android Tablet. The Download The HP desktop is now 3 years old. I am still pretty satisfied [&hellip
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