April 2007 - Posts

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The Problem with Multitasking by Tim Marman

A recent NYT article discusses multitasking and the impact of interruptions on the quality and speed of our work. In a recent study, a group of Microsoft workers took, on average, 15 minutes to return to serious mental tasks, like writing reports or computer...
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Blogs are "definitely not reputable news sources" by Tim Marman

Jawn Murray, a columnist for AOL's Black Voices and a regular personality on the Tom Joyner Morning Show , had this gem in the latest Giant magazine. Blogs are online diaries written by your average Joe - people who don't work in the entertainment industry...
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Missing SAPPHIRE by Tim Marman

I was excited about attending SAPPHIRE this year, but had a conflict and cancelled my travel plans last week. (Well, Vienna might have fit in my schedule since I'm done with exams). I'm disappointed to not have the change to hang out in the Blogger's...
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Major Blackberry Outage by Tim Marman

Starting last night, I'm stopped getting "capital EDGE" connectivity on my 8700. The last e-mail I received from my BES server was at 5:15 EST last night, and I've only been getting e-mails intermittently from my BIS servers. Turns out it's not just me...
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What are your predictions for The Sopranos? by Tim Marman

With 2 episodes down and just 7 left, what do you think is going to happen? Who will die and who will make it? Who will end up in jail and who will turn informant? How will things play out with the Brooklyn family? Personally, I think that Tony will not...
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Is Apple about to launch a subscription service? by Tim Marman

Rumors of an iTunes subscription service have resurfaced . At first I thought that the DRM-free announcement meant a subscription service was less likely , but perhaps the opposite is true. First of all, album purchases will already be the DRM-free "premium...
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Understanding the Cablevision DVR lawsuit by Tim Marman

While I agree with Mark Cuban that the lawsuit is a mistake , I thought it was worth discussing why - from a legal perspective - the network DVR is an issue. Copyright gives the owner a limited monopoly over a few aspects, most notably the ability to...
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How Microsoft can crush Google by Tim Marman

Dare points to this insightful, if nefarious, post on how Microsoft could crush Google in one easy step . I've long made the argument that Google is not a technology company, but rather an advertising / media company. Clearly, the distinction between...
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Concept phone designed by high school student by Tim Marman

Forget the iPhone - I want this ( via Hillel ). Syndicated from Loosely Coupled // Tim Marman's Weblog | Slashstar ( rss )
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Was DRM-free music an Apple innovation? by Tim Marman

Some people have tried to paint the recent announcement by Apple as example of Apple innovating and Microsoft following . Headlines like " Microsoft changes tune on selling DRM-free songs " are simply misleading - none of the technology companies truly...
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