It is Friday. Sing a song for literacy.
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We (OK, Rebecca mainly) muse on our favourite online tools, knowledge management practices and where we want to take our technology.
Is anybody else puzzled by cafes, restaurants, airports, waiting rooms and hotels that do not offer free wifi? It seems like such a small thing to offer - considering the economies of scale these places can use - that yet would make a significant difference to the patrons' experience.
They will have their reasons, but paid wifi it remains in too many places, not to mention complete lack of wifi in too many others. And so, we turn to mobile hotspots to solve our problems.
I saw this via a tweet by Cheryl Niemeier: 5 tools to which it is time to say goodbye. Scanning and printing is a more efficient approach than keeping paper and a copier. And writing something to be proof-read is a faster approach than a dictaphone.
Fax Machines: time to go.
One of my favourite parts is that both type-writers and blackberries are on this list. Because those two are equal, though different.
A one-stop source library for all your RSS feeds, email alerts and web pages.
Flexible delivery of content, automated or for curated newsletters
Integrated tools for custom searches.
Data, analytics and trends.
All this on the Linex Systems platform for Current Awareness in the Cloud. Learn more in our online demonstrations this week: