I usually post “jots” towards the end of the week. So shoot me. Between income tax and company coming and the firewood supply giving out, my hands are full. So read below, from my abbreviated morning musing… [su_heading size=”14″]Spring has Sprung![/su_heading] At least that’s what the calendar says. You’d never know it. Most of those early sightings that portend the coming of the long-awaited turning of our part of the planet back toward the sun have not yet been spotted. And trust me: I’ve …

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And while I’m not showing it the back door, I’ll let it sit in the waiting room until it gets its act together. Color me disappointed. I will not rush to put my brain in it. Phil Libin, you can relax. (But I hope Evernote is challenged by this competition to make good on its promise to fix its recent hiccups and stumbles. ) Yes, this new Mac version feels somewhat familiar to the OneNote I used to compile the hundred bits of Slow …

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Faster Faster Faster! It’s always better than slow, right? More economical, more efficient, more productive. Surely you don’t want to be labeled as SLOW–a term we associate with dull, stupid or lazy. So don’t be a dull, stupid, lazy slow reader. Right? Meh. There is a time and place for being a faster reader than I am, that’s for sure. And in some of the copyediting I was doing this time last year, a lot of that text was about improving memory, retention and …

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The SkyBox cameras in space will revolutionize how we watch things happen on the surface of Earth from now on. There are some good things that will come from this. We will never NOT KNOW how fast the forests are disappearing or crop land going to desert. You may also get a speeding ticket from one of those places where  you laugh when you read “this highway is patrolled from the air.” I’ve had more to say and added some other resources to this …

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The trend over my lifetime has been towards reducing the effort it takes to do ____ and you fill in the blank here–from getting across town or the continent to buying or reading a book or making a cake. The implicit assumption has been “the easier the better.” Our entire economy, when it’s not about profit, it is about efficiency. Once upon a time, the fictional outcome of this enhanced efficiency of every effort was “leisure time”–shorter work weeks, more time to kick back …

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