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Guest column: Can You Hear Me Now Part II
August 3, 2011 – 7:49 pm | No Comment
Guest column: Can You Hear Me Now Part II

A few weeks ago, we ran a piece entitled Can You Hear Me Now, looking at the impact of audio problems on knowledge worker productivity.  This is Part II of that story.
Audio problems impact knowledge …

Guest column: Memory in the Age of the Internet – The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same?
July 21, 2011 – 2:33 pm | 4 Comments
Guest column: Memory in the Age of the Internet – The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same?

Almost everyone can identify with the following situation: Your cell phone runs out of battery power, and you need to make a call.  A friend graciously offers to let you use his phone, but as …

Guest column: Will Banning PowerPoint Save the Knowledge Worker?
July 14, 2011 – 1:14 pm | One Comment
Guest column: Will Banning PowerPoint Save the Knowledge Worker?

Although the impact of a tool is in large part determined by the way it is used, there are certain tools that by their very design can have a negative impact on productivity.
PowerPoint, a familiar …

Guest column: Is Infoveganism the Next Fad Diet?
July 7, 2011 – 8:01 am | No Comment
Guest column: Is Infoveganism the Next Fad Diet?

Recently in this space, I discussed the ideas of Rolf Dobelli, a Swiss novelist whose white paper “Avoid News: Towards a Healthy News Diet” struck a real chord with us at Basex. We found his …

Guest column: Information Overload – Five Authors’ Points-of-View
June 30, 2011 – 8:35 pm | 5 Comments
Guest column: Information Overload – Five Authors’ Points-of-View

On Monday, the Information Overload Research Group (IORG) hosted a virtual literary salon on the topic of Information Overload entitled “Five Authors, Five Books, A Dialogue on Information Overload.”  The event featured authors who have …

Guest column: Taming Information Overload By Opting Out
May 24, 2011 – 9:41 pm | No Comment
Guest column: Taming Information Overload By Opting Out

In the last 25 years, thanks to technological developments and the introduction of the 24-hour news cycle, the level of news that we are exposed to has risen dramatically.
Today we have a plethora of options …