Posts Tagged Technology

Dante’s Infinite Monkeys: a chat with author Mike Dover

Several months ago, I wrote about how 3D printers and the law intersect. (Two articles came out of that research. You can read Part One here and Part Two here.) During that research, a friend told me about Dante’s Infinite Monkeys: Technology Meets The Seven Deadly Sins,

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Are you ready for the next big thing?

Check out the trends that might affect your supply chain operations Few phenomena in Canadian history affected business like the 1970’s victory of the Parti Quebecois and the legislation that government enacted. The timing was good for John Boyd Jr’s father, who founded site selection consultancy The

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Braving winter and technology in the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Driving on a wintry highway with my girlfriend asleep in the passenger seat, I took my hands off the wheel. The vehicle approached the right lane marker. Suddenly, the steering wheel turned itself to bring us back into our lane. I let the vehicle keep going steadily to the opposite lane

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Productivity Tips for Busy Professionals

Last week, I joined a panel with two other professionals to talk about productivity with a number of freelance writers. The Professional Writers Association of Canada (pwac.ca) Toronto chapter (pwactoronto.org) hosted me, Dustin Meneses from cloud accounting provider Freshbooks and professional organizer Susannah Coneybeare. Have any questions about

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Dear Livescribe: a letter from Canada

Almost two months ago, I reviewed technology new to me that blew me away in less than half an hour. But (and maybe this is just my nature), I have a minor gripe or two. I tried to tweet this particular gripe (and a recommended solution) to

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How to buy a computer

Looking for a flawless, dispassionate method you can use when buying your next computer? The email I pasted below comes pretty close. George Butters, CEO of  NewMediaDrive.com, recently sent this email to a group listserv I belong to. It describes his specific (and relatively advanced) needs, but the

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Evaluating productivity software training options – a white paper

Companies hand technology to employees every day, but they rarely pause to consider how effective said technology will be, or what they can do to ensure that it does help them get the ROI they seek from it. Sometimes the problem is simply this: not enough communication

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Posting video on your website or blog

Toronto freelance writer Sharon Crawford asked about putting video on a website or blog. You can embed videos posted elsewhere on the Internet (or that you have uploaded to your own web space) on any page in your website or blog. You just need to know the

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Seven steps to handling group work online

Ah, group work. You need to keep dates straight, understand who does what, work on only the latest files, and you do all this with phone calls and email – big piles of email. Or not.

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Guide to Courtroom Technology in Canada

originally published on CBA PracticeLink Certain high-profile trials have proven the value of technology usage in courtrooms. Yet most trials in Canada still do without even common technologies, like video conferencing, document management systems and document displays. And this absence spawns dissatisfaction. “Clients complain that the process

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