E-mail Replacement Idea

In a previous post, I briefly commented on blogs as an e-mail replacement. It was an off-the-cuff remark but I started thinking about it more. Perhaps it could end spam? This afternoon one of my colleagues came by my desk and commented on the RSS reader I had open. She wondered if it was a nice looking skin for Outlook (it wasn’t, but it did look nice because the reader was running on my Linux box rather than Windows). But the comment struck me because at first glance the RSS reader does look like essentially th … Continue Reading →

On the Subject of Learning, Tools for LMS Purchasers

Niall at NetDimensions Insights wrote up two nice pieces pointing out a few ways that people seeking a learning management system can use low-cost tools to compare the different offerings out there. He mentioned both the Brandon Hall feature comparison document as well as the LMS RFI templates that Technology Evaluation Centers offers–this is what caught my attention. Niall comments that Use of this template does not mean that you do not need to perform a thorough analysis of your organization’s learning m … Continue Reading →

The Start

I needed a place to post some thoughts on things taking place in the IT world and I didn’t want my other sites to be mixed with those issues, hence my newest blog. Blogs appear to be a communication necessity now (sort’ve wonder if they may someday be able to replace e-mail, we could use them with private sections and private trackbacks). I’ve experimented with blogs in a number of ways for the past several years but it wasn’t until I recently read Robert Scoble and Shel Israel’s book, Na … Continue Reading →