I was having an interesting conversation with my friend, Chad Myers of 3 Hats Marketing, discussing how both our agricultural economy and the Industrial Revolution have led to our modern day work habits. Just like our computer’s QWERTY keyboards (they were designed to be inefficient so typewriter keys wouldn’t stick, yet we use them today on devices that will never, ever stick), we’re using thinking that’s anywhere from 100 to 1,000 years old (and more) to determine our staffing and working decisions. And they’re wildly inefficient. How the Agricultural Economy Affects Our Work Habits When you look at the Baby
People who know me know that I can be a bit of a grammar and punctuation geek. While I won’t go so far as to publicly correct people (I just berate them privately), I have been known to edit signs that contain misspelled words, misplaced apostrophes, and generally egregious errors. So, needless to say, I always try to make sure my writing is up to grammatical snuff. “Even on blogs?” Yes, even on blogs. “But blogs are supposed to be informal and conversational.” Not as much as you might think. There are more businesses embracing blogging, and they’re trying to
My wife finally had a chance to replace her 8-year-old laptop, which was starting to function more like a Brother word processor from the late 80s, only not as fast. It was a Dell with 512 MB RAM, and a 80 MB RAM hard drive. It was slow, unstable, and the crank-up handle had snapped off the front. She ended up buying a Samsung Netbook from Best Buy. Okay, that’s not very blog-worthy, but there’s actually a lesson in it. Because we didn’t start out looking at Best Buy in the first place. As an enthusiastic gearhead, I love Fry’s.