December 22, 2010

Remainders (12/22)

T and I came to Kyoto today on the bullet train. We had a great view of snow covered Mount Fuji, but almost missed it because I was reading and T was playing chess on my iPod.  It won't be long before he's beating me consistently. The changing of the guard has begun.

Back up your bookmarks. Yahoo has announced that they are getting rid of delicious. They say they want to sell it, not shut it down, but it wouldn't hurt to make contingency plans.

Wastebook 2010. Senator Coburn has put together a list of 100 of the most wasteful projects that federal money is spent on including $1.5 million to demold buildings just before tearing them down and $600,000 to develop an online video game called Wolfquest. (Ever heard of it? Me neither.)

You can't multitask so stop trying. The Harvard Business Review reminds us that the ability to multitask is a myth. The online equivalent of closing your office door is to turn off your email and instant message clients and let the phone go to voice mail.

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