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How about some good news?

December 17, 2004

Several of my friends and business acquaintances have been telling me anecdotal stories about executive hiring going on, product innovation plans with commensurate investments, and expectations for top-line revenue growth. I’m seeing and experiencing it too. Is 2005 the year of significant growth?

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Audioblogging…this is cool

December 15, 2004

The controls below allow you to playback my first audioblog.  This one was recorded using my iSight camera connected to my Powermac, but I’ve also done audioblogs in a test environment (a “sandbox” blog for playing around) where I’ve called audioblog.com on my cellphone to a special phone number with…

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Google to give you knowledge at your fingertips

December 14, 2004

There are a lot of initiatives that are pointing the way toward an acceleration of the world’s knowledge repositories coming online. The first that hit my radar was MIT OpenCourseWare initiative that placed 500 courses in to open source. In theory this will facilitate  development of courseware that other institutions…

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I love PDF…Jakob Nielsen doesn’t

December 14, 2004

Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) has made a big difference in the publishing business of my bride’s company, Marketing Directions, Inc.. Her firm keeps companies a step ahead with a full line of print products, color forecasts and consulting services targeted specifically to the home furnishings industry and PDF has…

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Rescuing videotapes for the future

December 13, 2004

With 50 videotapes of our wedding, the kids, family events and more (thank God they’re already digital on miniDV), I’ve become increasingly concerned that — since videotape has a finite shelf life before color fades and dropouts increase dramatically — it was time to get the video off to a…

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Digital Photography Review

December 11, 2004

Before heading to Alaska this summer, I decided to study-up on cameras and buy one that *might* make me proud of the pictures I would be taking in this majestic state. Figuring that Alaska might contain some photogenic scenery and wildlife, I headed to a phenomenal web site called Digital…

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Podcasting

December 10, 2004

With a 40 minute drive each way to work and little to listen to on the radio (with the exception of Minnesota Public Radio), I began downloading mp3’s on an amazing array of information technology topics from Doug Kaye’s ITConversations web site. I’d dump them on my iPod and listen…

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Video games and the internet bubble. Is it time for dot com…the sequel?

December 9, 2004

————————————————– UPDATE 12/19/04: Slashdot | Game Industry Bigger Than Hollywood ————————————————– My 10 year old son (an accomplished gamer) and I finally watched a program I’d TiVo’ed on PBS back in September called “The Video Game Revolution”. About halfway through, I was dumbstruck over how clearly I saw the parallels…

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