Articles Posted in the " Business " Category

  • Have YOU had an interesting online shopping experience?

    Have YOU had an interesting online shopping experience?

    Like so many this holiday season I have been doing most of my gift shopping online. I have had a few interesting experiences, mostly dealing with the shipping aspect of the order. I will be writing about mine soon, but...


  • Easing the Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Workforce

    Easing the Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Workforce

    Genesis 10 is a company that focuses on delivering performance and matching the right people to the right tasks for companies. They have also started an outreach effort to help returning Vets transition to the workforce. From a recent email:...


  • When consumers don’t drive the market…

    When consumers don’t drive the market…

    Who are the consumers of textbooks? And how do you define a consumer? We had this discussion recently on the podcast Real Tech for Real People episode 97. We were discussing the increasing use of tablets, and specifically iPads, in...


  • Content and Delivery entwined?

    Content and Delivery entwined?

    Must content and delivery be inextricably entwined? For centuries our ability to gather content and disseminated wirh tide is not just to the content but to the media and the physical media that was used for delivery. If you wanted...


  • Your life, as Venn (Diagrams)

    Your life, as Venn (Diagrams)

    One of the challenges I face is figuring out how to share my various [work interests/hobbies] in a way that shows the relationship between them.  Especially as an academic, trying to show how my various apparently dissimilar research efforts were related posed...


  • Ojime Beads for Jewelry and Miniatures

    Ojime Beads for Jewelry and Miniatures

    My mother-in-law has a website (jar-jaf.com) where she sells “findings” that are used for making miniature lighting and for jewelry.  The latest she has added is “ojime beads.”  These oriental beads are hand carved in China, shipped to the US...


  • Photography now Available for Purchase

    Photography now Available for Purchase

    I am making a select few of my images available for digital purchase, in full, original image size.  Check out the “google store” on the right hand side, and if you see an image you would like, go ahead and...


  • Wikipedia lets you print a book! (of wiki information)

    Wikipedia lets you print a book! (of wiki information)

    Let’s say you are searching around wiki trying to learn about a general topic area, and you find several pages, or even a category that covers the topic you are interested in. It used to be you would have to...


  • Flickr Changes their rules–are they the new “Facebook?”

    Flickr Changes their rules–are they the new “Facebook?”

    IT was brought to my attention, as we prepare for tonight’s podcast, Real Tech for Real People episode 47, that Flickr has changed they way you can link/embed photographs.  In the past, you could just include a link to the...


  • Twitter Lists Revisited… Good Idea or waste of time? Research opportunities?

    Twitter Lists Revisited… Good Idea or waste of time? Research opportunities?

    Yesterday my brother posted a tweet, acknowledging that he is on 35 lists on Twitter.1  This got me thinking about how these lists are created, and actually made public…. and thinking once again about the notions of “Crowdsourcing” and the...