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Handling email overload

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday October 14, 2007 )

Email overload getting you down? Finding you’re stopping 10, 20 times a day to answer email and it’s interrupting your work flow? (more…)


Blog action day reminder

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday October 11, 2007 )

Into blogging? Care about the planet? Haven’t heard about Blog Action Day yet? Whether you blog about gadgets, grease, geese or gum; every blogger can get involved in this special event and help raise awareness about our environment! (more…)


Outsourcing human memory

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday September 26, 2007 )

I can remember our home phone number from 30 years ago. I know my tax file number which I received over 20 years ago. I even remember the registration numbers of most of our family’s cars through my childhood and teen years. Ask me basic information such as my current home phone number and I’m totally without a clue. I even have to stop and think about how old I am and usually the answer is based on a quick calculation on my birth year rather than just knowing “oh, I’m 38”

Is this just advancing age or the Internet, or more accurately my interaction with the Internet, to blame? (more…)


Internet Dependency Syndrome

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday September 21, 2007 )

15 percent of over a thousand people recently surveyed in the USA said they could cope OK without the Internet for a day or *less*. That’s just terrible.. a whole day? (more…)


Telecommuting takes off in the UK

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday September 17, 2007 )

Recently published figures from the UK show that 11% of their workforce carry out their jobs primarily on a telecommuting basis; that is, working from home. That’s rather astounding. (more…)


Google.com ten years old

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday September 15, 2007 )

It was ten years ago today that the domain name, Google.com was registered. When the Stanford students behind Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, registered the name I wonder if they had any idea of the impact their search engine would have? (more…)


Blogging – state of the nation

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday September 9, 2007 )

According to a recent survey of 1,000 adults, 80% of Americans understand what a blog is and almost 50% have visited one of the said beasties. (more…)


Quick PDF security tip

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday August 26, 2007 )

A major company found themselves in an embarassing situation recently when information in PDF documents that had sensitive details blacked out became common knowledge. (more…)


Bacn – tastier spam

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday August 25, 2007 )

The online revolution has seen many new terms and words enter into common usage; some even now listed in English dictionaries. For example, the word spam. Spam now has a new companion term – bacn, which means somewhat “tastier” spam. (more…)


Join in on Blog Action Day

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday August 22, 2007 )

A little off topic, but certainly worth a mention. On October 15th, bloggers around the world will band together to further publicize a very important issue – the environment. (more…)