September 5, 2007

Mythbusting — be careful!

In the Washington Post today was a story (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/03/AR2007090300933.html) about research by Norbert Schwartz into what people actually understand when myths are “busted.” (See “Metacognitive Experiences And The Intricacies Of Setting People Straight: Implications For Debiasing And Public Information Campaigns from…
April 30, 2007

Dan advocates FreeCycle

Dan Turner, the chap who runs TCG, has been quoted in a Washington Business Journal article about how some local businesses save money while growing: Dan Turner, president of TCG, says the company’s goal is to save the government a total of…
March 14, 2007

Tech Work from Home: A Survival Guide

Eric Spiegel is a fellow work-from-home type who founded a great company, XTS, which provides software for planning, managing and auditing Citrix and other virtualization platforms. He also writes a regular column for IT Management, the latest of which is all about the…
October 19, 2006

+HelloWorld()

And so begins another blog, and good thing too, because there weren’t enough already! Despite all the navel-gazing that tends to occur, there have been some extraordinary uses for them out there. The ones that I read on a daily basis tend…
May 8, 2006

Bomb, not Bombs?

On April 19, the Washington Post ran an article about a major renovation to the National Museum of American History. Included in the renovation is “a large devotional space for the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem.” Next…
January 24, 2006

Recycling no-nos

This really has nothing to do with anything on this blog to date, but I recently received a calendar from the DC Department of Public Works that, among the more exciting pages, listed the kinds of items that could and could not…
October 14, 2005

Recycling business detritus

When in the course of business events it becomes necessary for one party to dispose of that which once seemed necessary, the question is always: What the heck do I do with all this stuff? It used to be easy to…