Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

This could be clarity on what the problem is (hence reducing mental confusion), or a concentration-friendly environment in which to work with few interruptions and distractions. In 2018, is the answer more collaboration, interaction, distractions, disruptions and interruptions?

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall. photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems.

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Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I wrote about upcoming changes for Microsoft OneNote: One of my friends once covered himself in Post-It Notes and walked into his local Microsoft office. Perhaps Microsoft’s work with tuning it for the education market with OneNote for Classrooms will seed the market with a whole new love for the program in about a decade’s time, but that’s a long-term play we will need to watch.

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Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

They are highly social: They regroup in their roosts daily to be closer to ‘friends’, favour matrilineal relatives, demonstrate sharing and other altruistic behaviours, and rub noses as greetings and to confirm identities. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

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On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

Messrs Stewart and Cohen, and Daniel Dennett, just sowed the seeds of doubt about what most people still consider incontrovertible truths. This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter. The first two were The Project , and Calling the Cage Freedom. .

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