Solitaire. Mario Kart. Farmville. Twitter. It's so easy to get addicted to, well, just about anything these days. Am I a Twitter addict? Perhaps, but only because I think it benefits me both personally and business-wise. I'm not a huge "needless chatterer" on social media, but I'm willing to bet a … [Read more...] about You Know You’re Addicted to Twitter When…
Managing multiple chat clients separately is a nightmare. Colleagues and some key clients use a variety of tools, including AIM, Yahoo!, MSN and Google Talk. While I do have accounts on all of these, handling multiple chats and logs, for me, is a snap. … [Read more...] about Pidgin Streamlines My Multiple Chat Accounts
Probably the most exciting tech announcement of 04/28/2010 was HP's plan to buy Palm for just over $1 billion. Palm has the experience, HP has the global market. Hopefully, HP will take note of what works for Palm. Call this my "HP Plea..." even though I'm just a user... It will be a while before … [Read more...] about HP to Buy Palm: Here’s My Plea
Technology is a wonderful thing. Advancements have allowed companies to automate, well, nearly everything. These advancements save a great deal of money and, without them, there wouldn't be so many great deals on the Internet. Trust me, I love a great bargain. However, I'd much rather walk away … [Read more...] about PeC: Is Being Over-Techie Your Failed Loss Leader?
It can be argued (easily) that a company's failure is always a direct response to its own products and marketing. When it comes to Palm, however, I think there's many people to blame. I am a Palm devotee. I've used the company's PDAs and carried some model of a Treo for years, and was doubly … [Read more...] about Who’s to Blame for Palm’s Supposed Failure? And… Am I Worried?
Ever notice how fear is the first reaction to many tech announcements that tell us things will change? Twitter's announcement of developing an ad platform has quite a few developers and users expecting the worst, using past actions by big companies as testament. Maybe the "bad" thoughts are with … [Read more...] about Twitter Announces Ad Platform, Fear Immediately Follows
With nearly half a million iPads sold thus far, I can't help but notice what this actually proves about Apple and the buying public. After all, few companies have succeeded in force-feeding users the manufacturer's own "flavor", despite many customers telling Apple (even screaming) what they don't … [Read more...] about What the iPad Proves