Backlash Against Group Chat

Group chat offers a particular approach to communication between people, characterised by rapid fire interaction, short sentences or thought fragments, and a fun and lively tone. This approach has several implications, such as: The conversation space tends toward chaos, disjointedness, and dis-organisation. People weigh in on multiple, simultaneous […]

Don’t Get to Perfect Too Soon

Getting to perfect too soon reduces the available space for collaboration. Perfection signals that the current effort is good enough or refined enough, and that the opportunity for input, direction, crazy ideas, left-field thinking, new ways of looking at a problem and the like has gone. For instance, […]

BlackBerry KEY2

BlackBerry introduced its new smartphone, with a physical keyboard (hat tip, Vowe). I have fond memories of my BlackBerry days, and there are still activities that I did with my BlackBerry Bold – such as live blogging conference talks – that I have never tried with an iPhone. […]

Re-Imagining Flooring – 3D Epoxy

Stuff (the online newspaper site in New Zealand) featured a story this week about 3D epoxy flooring: The latest wave (pun intended) of 3D floors presents some astonishing optical illusions, and it seems watery scenes are most in demand. You can walk into the bathroom and walk over […]

Improving SharePoint Lists – Roadmap 2018

Microsoft used the recent SharePoint Conference to introduce numerous improvements to SharePoint lists scheduled for 2018. About one third of these are available now, with the reminder scheduled to be delivered by the end of December 2018. Here’s the list of coming changes (with one adjustment from the […]