Periodically, I share findings about how technology improves my own productivity. In this post, I have some quick comments about back-ups and full-text search. Last August, I wrote about using small external hard drives to facilitate back-ups. I realize that for users in corpora
It’s unusual for me to focus on hardware, but I’ve found a relatively inexpensive device – the SmartDisk Firefly, an external hard drive – that I think is a productivity booster for work on the road and for back ups. PCs typically no longer come with flop
Blogs Help You Cope With Data Overload — If You Manage Them in the Wall Street Journal (7/8/04, p. B1) Personal Technology column focuses on using a newsreader to aggregate content from multiple blogs. The columnist explains that to “juggle all those blogs” one
A key element of personal productivity is tracking one’s tasks. I use Microsoft Outlook and it strikes me that doing so is harder than it should be. And from dealing with this apparent limitation, we may be able to draw a lesson about personal productivity more generally.
A recent article by KM guru Tom Davenport focuses on the importance of personal productivity, a theme I’ve recently started to develop in this blog. There have also been a lot of reviews of a product called X1 for personal full-text searching – an example of a personal tim
Ten days ago I bought a Treo 600 – a combined cell phone and Palm OS personal digital assistant. SprintPCS is my carrier. Though configuration and learning the device took some time, I am very happy so far. Some seemingly random factoids: This year I am traveling more. My
A decade ago I thought that the age of personal productivity growth using technology was over and that future gains would be in group productivity. I was wrong. Group productivity can be improved but that’s a discussion for another day and another post. Observing my own wo