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Merlin Mann | Aug 22 2008
And, for what it's worth, here's what I had to say about the myth of multitasking a few years back:read more »
Merlin Mann | Jul 23 2008
Apple has 11 tips for increasing battery life on your iPhone.
In a nutshell? Use it as an iPod. But not too often.
NB: there’s appears to still be an instance of “Push” in there. Was the decision to pull that term just for the non-email stuff?read more »
Ryan Norbauer | Oct 26 2007
I was recently skimming through my beloved old 1934 edition of Progressive Indexing and Filing, which I inherited at a young age from my grandmother—probably my first piece of productivity porn (the book, not my grandmother.) On page 85, I stumbled across a delightful little gem. Apparently, not only did the David not invent the tickler file (news to me), but it's been around since at least 1934.read more »
Merlin Mann | Sep 23 2007
Merlin Mann | Sep 21 2007
Ok, it's Friday, and the team and me are pooped from several weeks of site-making. No profound tips today. I'll just leave you to your weekend with a wonderfully timely video.read more »
Merlin Mann | Aug 4 2007
Merlin Mann | May 9 2007
As we all learned from Equus, we don't get to choose the things in life that fascinate and repel us, and, in retrospect, if I could have chosen to avoid the avalanche of empty businessspeak I've been exposed to over the past dozen or so years, I certainly would have. Alas, I could not. And, so here I am, alternately repulsed and amused by the twisted patois of nonsense that passes for communication in offices and boardrooms today.
If you share this sad affliction, you may enjoy the pleasures afforded by the Corporate Ipsum Dashboard widget, cleverly (and pointlessly) designed to generate paragraphs and paragraphs of empty insight for your next pitch, presentation, or VC meeting.
In one instance, this paradigm-shifting functionality was a solution-provider for the following bit of kimono-opening stone soup:
At the end of the day: awesome. Sand Hill Road, here I come!
Many thanks to jwines' bookmarks on del.icio.us
Merlin Mann | Jan 16 2007
This enjoyable article on burnout includes a bit that I love (and sympathize with):
I suspect that children will eventually support some kind of thin-client email-to-affection gateway. From an evolutionary standpoint, it may be the only solution that scales.
Merlin Mann | Jan 8 2007
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