May/June edition of Messaging News is out

The May/June edition of Messaging News features an article I wrote entitled Collaborative Approaches to Solving Document Chaos (see pp.24-26). This article arose out of my thinking in preparation for the Solving Document Chaos: Collaborative Document Construction the Productive Way session at the Collaborative Technologies Conference this week […]

Friends Report, June 17

Eric’s second to last excuse crumbles … Parallels Inc. released Parallels Desktop, which enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows simultaneously with Mac OS X. Permits users to run a number of virtual machines at once, and work with them at full screen mode. The final frontier for Eric, […]

Team Collaboration Report, June 16

WYSIWYG in Near-Time Near-Time is working on a WYSIWYG authoring environment for the blog and wiki components of its hosted collaboration service. It looks like it will be released at CTC 2006 next week in Boston. Source: CTC 2006 Tags: near+time Microsoft and Verizon Study on Collaboration Microsoft […]

Susanna on "What's Outside"

I lifted Susanna (2 years old) out of her cot this morning, and opened the curtain to show her the white-white world for the fourth day in a row. Me: What’s outside? Susanna: Birds. Yes, technically correct. There were lots of sparrows outside her windows Me: What’s the […]

Mobility Report, Jun 15

We, the people, are no longer tied to our desks to get our work done. We have to go and visit the people we do business with and for. We enjoy getting away from the office and catching up with friends at Starbucks or some other coffee-oriented establishment. […]

Offline for a Few Days

The South Island of New Zealand had a major snowfall on Sunday night, with 1-2 feet of snow on our section. There was no warning that this was coming. I was in the office at 4am on Monday to get on with my work, and then the power […]

Fast Company on Ideas

I’ve been a FastCompany subscriber for a couple of years, and really enjoy every issue. The June 2006 edition has this wonderful quote on ideas (p.100): For all the talk about how important ideas are in business, ideas are really a plentiful commodity. What’s scarce are the skills […]

Friday's Friends Report, Jun 9

Eric’s LEGO Robotics Challenge … Eric challenged his girls to LEGO Robotics challenge, and posts the video of their success. Well done. Eric Mack Online JK’s Productivity Challenge … James Kendrick is running a productivity tips contest. Submit one of the best ones, and win a copy of […]

Where's the Value in Web 2.0?

In response to one of my recent 2.0 Reports, Peter Crow writes: Michael – good stuff. The real problem is that “web 2.0” is 100% meaningless to almost everybody outside the internet and ICT. Simply, most business men and “normal people” have never even heard of it, let […]

BusinessWeek on Web 2.0 in Corporate America

The most recent BusinessWeek has a special report on Web 2.0 in the enterprise, entitled CEO Guide to Technology. Robert Hof leads off with Web 2.0 Has Corporate America Spinning, offering an explanation of the term, an analysis of the benefits of corporate blogging, the possibilities for using […]