Category Archives: column

Office of the Future

This was a piece I was asked to do for a BBC World Service segment on the office of the future. It was broadcast a couple of days ago. Here’s the full broadcast: here Needless to say the piece has nothing do with my present work environment, which is charming and healthy.   The office of 2050,… Read More »

Watch Out For the Big Skim

By Jeremy Wagstaff For those of you nervous about doing your banking online, here are some comforting words: It may be just as dangerous to do it at an ATM machine. That’s because scammers have figured out how to steal your account details and PIN number straight from the machine. And they’ve been doing it… Read More »

Beware of The Away Message

By Jeremy Wagstaff There are few things more exhilarating, I suspect, than being able to set your email account to respond with an automated message that says: “I’m on holiday. I won’t be answering your email for a while. I’m going on holiday to Barbados, and Bob Loser, my colleague, is covering for me, so… Read More »

Curing the Inbox Twitch

By Jeremy Wagstaff Sorry, say that again? Research indicates we’re bad at recovering from interruption: In a study last year, according to The Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Thomas Jackson of Loughborough University, England, found that it takes an average of 64 seconds to recover your train of thought after interruption by email. As the Herald… Read More »