Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Thursday, September 21, 2006

A Powerpoint Presentation in a Meeting about Meetings

IEEE Spectrum: The "Briefing" - The author apologizes for his role in unleashing Viewgraphs upon the world. He also has a solution - "Bull Hockey", a form of lingo bingo.

And where are these VU graphs and their successors, the Powerpoint presentations unleashed in the most hideous ways? In meetings. 4.34 hours a week of them if you're an average man, according to a recent survey. See Endless Meetings: The Black Holes of the Workday.

Monday, September 11, 2006

William Gibson: SERE

"When I first saw what they were doing, I knew that they’d turned the SERE lessons inside out. That meant that we were using techniques the Koreans had specifically developed in order to prepare prisoners for show trials." - William Gibson

Yep, Willaim Gibson has a blog. He's best known for coining and popularizing the term "cyberspace".

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Greece, World Beaters

Greece 101, USA 95

Disappointed, but not suprised. I didn't watch any of the games, so I won't comment but you can read what other people wrote. At least there's the consolation prize.

Greece has been on a tear in international sports. They won the 2005 European Basketball Championship and before that, their biggest prize tod date: the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship.