The Archos 101 Tablet Review

Its been a week since I got the Archos 101 tablet. Being an Apple person (4 Macs and 3 ipods in my house) it was a hard decision to move to an android instead of an iPad. I’ve played with the apps over the past week, getting advice from various people. So far, here are my first impressions of the device. Pros. The Archos 101 is larger than the iPad by 12%. Its not as wide as the ipad but is longer, more widescreen, which make it easier to hold vertically, much better than an iPad. It has a built-in stand for easy viewing. Reading ebooks at this size is very easy. Can be held vertically or horz and either way looks good. Had to download a few ereaders before I found one that works the best. (Didn’t like the Kindle app so far…)...

Book Review: “Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism”

I read Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein in about 2 and 1/2 days. It was incredibly hard to put down as it was written with so much info constantly coming at you. I love books that don’t skirt around topics in an attempt to build the anticipation of information. SD just goes straight in, with the obvious reporter-style of storytelling. The first section I started to question why it had to be put in, since it seemed to be nothing about what I had thought the book was, but then you realize that she’s putting the foundation for why the events in the rest of the book happen. And once you get into the rest of the book, the info flows like nothing. Shock Doctrine explains how many disastrous events in the world in the past 50 years are...

How To Be On Time

In both business and life constantly being late is not a laughable quirk. Not only can you affect your own job security, but you’re also affecting those around you. If you’re 3 minutes late for a meeting you’re making the people waiting for you 3 minutes behind, which leads to rushing through ideas and problems. Outside of work, being late for dinner with friends can make them irritated at you then when it comes to a time when you need them they’ll be annoyed enough not to be there. I  believe there are a few parts of being late. Obviously there could be extraneous circumstances, such as vehicle accidents. But beyond that I think there are several personal issues to a person who is continually late. First, is a lack of a sense of time. They will be working on something, reading, watching TV,...