Livescribe pen digitizes notes and records audio – don’t leave home without it.


A few months ago, I decided to try out a little gadget that a friend had told me about called the Pulse Pen by livescribe.  Spending $150 on a pen was a little difficult to swallow, but I soon found myself wondering how I lived without it. Read the rest of this entry »

Meetings & Multitasking Can Kill You And Your Kids



Managers vs. Makers

Paul Graham, notable entrepreneur and founder of Y-Combinator, has a must-read essay on why meetings make it impossible for creatives, like engineers, programmers, and writers to be productive.  He attributes this to the Manager’s Schedule versus the Maker’s Schedule.

Managers tend to schedule their day in hour blocks because their job requires them to monitor tasks other people are doing.  Makers, however, NEED to schedule long blocks so that the time it takes to delve into a complex problem doesn’t consume the single hour available.

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