Seth Godin (thanks, Seth!) points us to www.nature.com and the news that your website is judged in the blink of an eye. That's right, in a fraction of a second, your viewers decide whether they like you or not.
I'll admit it. I'm a package stalker. When I'm awaiting a package, I'm apt to check the status of it online from the time it leaves the vendor to when it arrives at my home. Now, PackageMapper allows you to actually watch your packages progress for Fedex, UPS and USPS! Discovered at http://www.lifehacker.com
800 CEO READ features the best in business books. Today's featured selection is a book that I'm currently reading "The Number". Now if you're a baby boomer (did you know that the oldest baby boomers are turning sixty this year?) it turns out that most of us are not adequatly prepared for our retirement days (that is, if you even believe that we will retire...a 1998 AARP survey of over 2,000 adults age 33-52 found that 80% say they plan to work at least part-time during retirement.) But the book is about more than a finance book on how to calculate how much you need to retire. It's a book that will have you ask yourself "what will I do with the rest of my life". And check out the blog at http://www.thenumberbook.com/blog/
I don't know about you, but I have a ton of equipment in my office that requires an electric socket. Even if I lived in a more modern home (mine is a carriage house built in the 1880s) there would never be enough sockets in the right place. So I use power strips. But have you noticed how the big, bulky plugs preclude you from using all of the spots on those strips?
Kensington has come up with an attractive, affordable and practical solution with their Tabletop Smart Sockets. Normally $90, available for $58 at Amazon.
I'm still skeptical about ereaders. While I can see the benefits of it...not having to pack several books while traveling, taking up less space on my book shelves...how will you make notes in the margin? Dog ear pages? Highlight important passages?
How will you lend it to friends?
While I probably will have one someday, I still prefer holding a book in my hands.