Tax is back in the spotlight with coalition MPs and the Australia Institute talking about getting rid of some of the exemptions to the GST. There has also been a lot of talk about whether or not corporate
IF THERE IS a technological revolution in progress, rich economies could be forgiven for wishing it would go away. Workers in America, Europe and Japan have been through a difficult few decades. In the 1970s the blistering growth after the second world war vanished in both Europe and America.
Now that people have several devices at work-a laptop, a phone, a tablet-they're finding new ways to use each piece of hardware for a different purpose. Consider it a new way to manage all the digital demands on our attention.
I had to impose it because the methlike addiction of connection is so strong.
If you follow my columns in Linux Journal, you probably are aware that I'm a big fan of the command line. When it comes to getting things done efficiently, most of the time the command line can't be beat. This has led me to integrating services like instant messaging and Twitter into BitlBee so I can use them with my command-line IRC client Irssi (both written up in previous LJ issues).
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WHO really needs a tablet computer? Fashionable as they are, such devices are neither fish nor fowl. Even when fitted with a fast cellular connection, tablets still make terrible telephones.
The 'always-on' connectivity of email on smartphones has become a life-destroying monster. You need help, says John Naughton
The Berlin Study In the early 1990s, a trio of psychologists descended on the Universit195164t der K195188nste, a historic arts academy in the heart of West Berlin.
2009/09/08: We could only speculate whether the health reform would have already been passed, had the White House not been spending so much time exploring social networks. They also have a good excuse to do so; it goes by the name of "open government" and "government 2.0" and completely legitimizes the use of Facebook and Twitter ...
at least in some countries, there may also be a silver lining to online distractions: if public servants spend too much time on social networking, they also have less time to botch things up during their working hours.