One of my interests is information culture - are people generally willing or unwilling to share information? In a corporate or military setting, reasons for hoarding information might be perfectly justified. Corporations do not want to make public information that might be used by competitors. The... Read more
As an American, I am profoundly aware that I am living in a "me" culture, one that took off during Generation X. Here are a few examples of cultural/technical changes, partially influenced by this "me" philosophy:
I came across a blog posting today with the title, "Federal Government Discriminates against Mac Users." The author, a federally funded research professor, was finding difficulty applying for federal funding because he had to use the PureEdge Viewer to submit his... Read more
As I think about personal information management, or PIM, I often oscillate between the strengths and weaknesses of technology consolidation and separation. Let me explain...
Right now I have a Palm, an iPod, a mobile phone, and a... Read more
Is this an April Fool's Day joke? I doubt it since Google's Gmail was announced a year ago on April Fool's Day.
CNET reports that Google is doubling its offered email storage to 2 GB, with plans to continually add more storage. This really sets... Read more
When most of us do a search for whatever interests us using our favorite search engine, we typically do not look further than the results on the first page or two. Personally, if I do not find what I need on the first results page from
For the last few months I have been telling my wife how useful blogging can be from a professional point of view. You see, my wife runs a small business, her own psychotherapy practice. She primarily focuses on marriage and family therapy.
Last week she... Read more
What is the benefit of folksonomy? I believe there are two important elements to this relatively new phenomenon:
The tagging phenomenon that exists for purveyors of information has many promising advantages for people. Unfortunately, by handing the power of creating personal taxonomies and classification to the end user, will we be better off?
Certainly one of the beautiful things about tagging is that it... Read more
IDG News Service reports that Yahoo! will expand its free email service storage to 1 GB per customer, exceeding Microsoft's Hotmail and matching Google's Gmail service.
I've used Yahoo's service for many years now. My initial decision was done partially to spite Microsoft's Hotmail service (I am... Read more