Tag Archives: Merlin Mann

Social Networks Aren’t Social

By | September 25, 2008

Social networks are not really social—they’re informational. While they may appear to be social, and perhaps we flock to them and participate in them because we feel a need to socially connect, the real currency is information. Whereas we might go to a bar, a cocktail party or a dinner and spend 90% of our time talking about… Read More »

Inside the Pocket of a Productivity Porn Star

By | April 24, 2006

Merlin Mann does a great blog on personal productivity at 43 Folders. After foodies watching and reading about food without actually cooking anything (food porn) and travel shows about places you’d never actually go or activities you’d never actually do (travel porn) this is productivity porn: an obsession with the detritus, in this case the books, pens, notebooks… Read More »

The Moleskine Report, Part IV

By | January 14, 2005

Here’s another bit of Moleskinerie, this time from Merlin Mann, who was also kind enough to answer my questions about the notebook phenomenon. His answers took the form of a short essay, which I offer in its entirety: There’s still a desire and a market out there for PDAs–particularly when they’re well integrated with your mobile phone, like… Read More »