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Archives for December, 2008


How Blogging Is Like Salted Caramel

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 31, 2008  |  1 Comment

I was just reading an article in the New York Times, and something felt very familiar. My wife has been telling me for about a year that caramel is the new chocolate, and this article backs her up (much later than she realized it, of course). Previous inexplicably popular food fads like asiago cheese, chipotle, [...]

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Gaining Time with Blackberry; Not Always a Good Thing

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 29, 2008  |  2 Comments

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my first month of Blackberry use, and the drawbacks I found. One of the reasons I held off on getting a Blackberry was that I was afraid of the messages I would send while on the move. When I’m in a rush, I don’t give good email. Like [...]

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Longing for Connectivity

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 18, 2008  |  2 Comments

When I was on a trip last week, quite a bit of snow fell where I live in France. It’s quite pretty, but it also seems to have knocked out my home ADSL connection. I am not sure that the breakdown is related to the snow, but it sure seems that way. I spent a [...]

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"Somewhere, Under the Radar, Life Goes On…"

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 8, 2008  |  Submit a Comment

While walking my dog this morning, I was thinking about what the effects of the economic downturn would be on the startup companies I deal with in the collaboration and social software space. I have a soft place in my heart for startups. I started my IT career at one, and try to recreate that [...]

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