Category Archives for Productivity

Moleskines Redux

Of course, I claim a lot of the credit for this decade-long trend Why Startups Love Moleskines:  “The notion that non-digital goods and ideas have become more valuable would seem to cut against the narrative of disruption-worshipping techno-utopianism coming out of … Continue reading

15. June 2015 by jeremy
Categories: Innovation, Low tech, Non-tech, Productivity | Tags: | 1 comment

Software as Silo

Software is a funny thing. How important is it? Apple has just announced it’s giving most of its away for free — effectively costing it some $900 million in the short term. Samsung has just convened its first developer conference … Continue reading

29. October 2013 by jeremy
Categories: Productivity, Software, apps | Tags: , | Comments Off on Software as Silo

Sharing on Evernote

Despite some competition, Evernote still owns the space where we save stuff we might need for ourselves. But is it up to the task of our increasingly collaborative world? I’ve gotten a bit confused about what can and can’t be … Continue reading

30. March 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Productivity, Storage | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

The End of Boorish Intrusion

(This is a copy of my Loose Wire Sevice column, produced for newspapers and other print publications.) By Jeremy Wagstaff One of the ironies about this new era of communications is that we’re a lot less communicative than we used … Continue reading

03. May 2010 by jeremy
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How to Not Sweat the Mobile Office

(This is a copy of my Loose Wire Sevice column, produced for newspapers and other print publications. Hence the lack of links.) By Jeremy Wagstaff I do a lot of work on the road, including setting up offices from scratch. … Continue reading

19. April 2010 by jeremy
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Radio Australia Topics, Feb 6 2009

What I talked about on the Radio Australia Breakfast Club today: Everyone, it seems, is writing an iPhone app. Including a Singaporean 9-year old. Not surprising since half a billion apps have been downloaded since the app store went live … Continue reading

06. February 2009 by jeremy
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Directory of Distraction-free Writing Tools

(2009 June: added two no delete editors) Editors A working list of tools to reduce writers’ distraction. I’ve been using some of them for a while; I was inspired by Cory Doctorow’s latest post on the matter to collect what … Continue reading

13. January 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Productivity, Software, apps | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 comments

Software, Slowly, Gets Better

Is it just me, or are software developers beginning to get their users? For a long time I’ve felt the only real innovation in software has been in online applications, Web 2.0 non-apps—simple services that exist in your browser—but now … Continue reading

10. November 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Productivity, Rants, Software, apps | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

XP and the User’s Loss of Nerve

Poor old Microsoft. They’ve had to extend the life of XP by offering it as an option to customers buying new hardware for another six months at least. They realise that people aren’t going to buy a Vista machine unless … Continue reading

06. October 2008 by jeremy
Categories: PR, Productivity, Software, apps | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

An Answer to Our Scanning Prayers?

  I’m always amazed at how weak the market for scanners is. The devices aren’t always that good, and the software that accompanies them is generally speaking pretty awful. Those that were once good, like PaperMaster, are now dead. So … Continue reading

26. September 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Interfaces, Productivity | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

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