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Video: Merlin's Time & Attention Talk

Macworld '08: Merlin Mann / "Living with Data"

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This was the first edition of a talk that's already starting to evolve rather quickly. The slides are available at Slideshare, and you can yoink yourself an embeddable version right here:


Last month, I premiered a new presentation at Macworld San Francisco 2008 called "Living with Data" (previously). Since this talk was part of the "Vision" track, I used the opportunity to start gathering some threads around the idea of time and attention that had been floating around my head for a while (I think you can see the genesis of some of this stuff in my IDEO visit).

The IDG folks were kind enough to post a movie of my slides + the audio. Unfortunately a lot of folks were having trouble getting to the page (it doesn't appear to have a permalink), so here's a Flash version you can watch from right here.

Thanks to Paul Kent and Kathy Moran at IDG for being such wonderful hosts. And very special thanks to Mike Monteiro (and his now-famous meeting tokens) for inspiring the talk in the first place.

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I regret to say this but

it more and more seems to me that, for the user, this site is becoming a disappointment.

It's great for catching up on the latest Merlin stuff -- and I do admire his talks and such -- but if you scan down over the page, there's just not as much value being put in as there is promotion.

I came around to this site when it was quite new -- back in the days when the Hipster was a breath of fresh air and all. These days even though there seem to be more people supposedly making content there seems to be less content to be had unless you are a GTD acolyte or a Merlin fan.

I like Merlin, don;t get me wrong, but having to take time out to see the latest and greatest Merlin expo doesn't strike me as a great way of Getting Things Done.

I hope you take this as a respectful criticism and not as anything else. I want to see this site continue to grow and prosper but lately it seems, at least to me, like it isn't getting that done.




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