I have to admit, I love the Sent Items folder in my email program. I keep it open all the time, with the most recently delivered messages right at the top. I keep at least a full twelve months of messages before archiving them, which might sound surprising. Why should I care about paying attention […]
Monthly Archives: March 2011
There’s a famous story about Robert Propst, the inventor of the cubicle. Supposedly he recanted his invention on his deathbed, calling it monolithic insanity. If you work in a cube farm, you know that that the regular patters can be demoralizing and the constant chatter can make it hard to do your work. Some people […]
A friend of mine once admitted she was great at writing lists. The problem was that she had dozens of lists in different places, and never got anything done. There is an incredible temptation to try and segment our lists. After all, shouldn’t we have one for our homes and one for our careers? If […]
We live in the Google generation. It is truly wonderful to be able to search for the truth when you’re arguing about trivial facts. However, the accessibility of search can also be our downfall. There are some pieces of information which shouldn’t be found by searching.
Whether you’re a fan of the sport or just happen to catch late night clips when you’re getting ready for bed, anyone can appreciate some well-choreographed swordplay between two masters. One of my favorite parts of these battles is not just the skill or the elegance, but the honor of the participants. They both follow […]
Last week, my wife and I went out for a drink here in Broad Ripple Village. There was almost no one in the establishment, and the server came up to take our orders. Since we were just getting one drink each, he didn’t bother to write it down on his pad. He returned from the […]