Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Productivity tip: Email your Outlook Calendar

Ever needed to let someone know when you are available for a meeting?  And you spend time typing in your schedule?  Well Outlook allows you to email a person a copy of your calendar:

1) Click On Calendar in Navigation Pane


2) Under My Calendars, Right Click on Calendar


3) Left Click on “Send Via Email”


4) Chose the Date Range and amount of detail you want to send


5) This is a piece of what my next seven days worth of appointments showing just availability would look like sent in an email:


Monday, September 22, 2008

Information Overload: The real problem is Filter Failure!

Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure.

Clay Shirky makes an argument that Information Overload has been with us for a long period of time; it began with the invention of the printing press.  He backs up his argument with some interesting points:

  1. Books always had built-in filters because of the cost of publishing
  2. With the cost of publishing to the web relatively cheap, the filter is no longer built in to the system

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