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  • Blog Post: Civilisation will come to an end because no one will understand what anybody else is saying

    In yesterday's post I said "I’ve got an interest in how we communicate – and how sometimes we say a lot without getting a message across" . Recently I was asked to review someone else's document: it was full of jargon, which I didn't think the target audience would understand: but worse than that I couldn...
  • Blog Post: Desktop Virtualization Hour

    I had a mail earlier telling me about desktop virtualization hour , planned for 4PM (GMT) on March 18th. (That’s 9AM Seattle time, 5PM CET … you can work out the others I’m sure). More information and a downloadable meeting request are Here . Some effort seems to be going into this one, which makes me...
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    Inspired by Darren's recent post Tagged as Microsoft Office Powerpoint