Monday, December 31, 2007

No Knews is Good Knews

As the world gets busier and sillier by the nano-second, the world is swamped with more silliness and busy bodies. I intend to do my part, as my New Year's Eve Resolution says on the card I got, to cut down on information, facts, and details. Yes, dear reader, I resolve to do you a huge favor by writing only stuff of genuine worth and ya-ya.

Information Overload Predicted To Be The Office Scourge Of 2008

Thursday December 27, 2007

E-mail. Phones going off. Program upgrades. New reports. Constant updates.

Welcome to your office in 2008.

That's what a company named Basex, which calls itself a "knowledge management" specialist, predicts you'll be facing in the New Year. The worker productivity firm believes information overload will become an even bigger scourge than it already is and the number one office menace in the year ahead.

The think tank claims constant interruptions from phone calls and email - ironically two technologies that were supposed to improve productivity - have helped kill it instead by coming in tidal waves that most workers find hard to keep up with.

"It's too much information. It's too many interruptions. It's too much lost time," warns Basex chief analyst Jonathan Spira. "It's always too much of a good thing." The problem isn't a lack of information, it's too much of it. The more there is, the more you have to keep track of. And the more time you spend looking for just the right nugget buried somewhere in that deep pile of records, the less you're actually getting done.

Yes, dear reader, I am resolved to do you a major favor by writing only the best stuff about things of real importance. I've decided to write the story of my short but tragic life as a libretto for the opera I've been composing all these years. You're gonna love it as much as you love my real life story, maybe more.

But, I say, enough of me. How do you like my shoes?

Looking forward to a whole new year and your company during the time we have together. Happy New Year, friend.


Always On Watch said...

the world gets busier and sillier by the nano-second

I'll say! Especially the sillier part.

Still, allow me to wish all here at CZ a Happy New Year.

And let's schedule those radio interviews. You have my email addy.

Dag said...

Our friend and colleague, Always on Watch, is a blogger of great renown and a radio host who rules the waves. She has invited my mates John Truepeers and Charles Henry and also me to be guests on her radio show, which to date we have not been able to schedule into our hectic lives. We will make some concerted effort in the new year to mend our ways and cast ourselves broadly over the aether to all and sundry.

For those of you who listen to Internet radio, please turn to always on watch at the blue words above for her blog and details of the radio show. We in this business have some genuine stars, and AOW is one, a lady worth knowing.