Re: Important information about your new management style

Julie received a recall notice in the mail today for a piece of equipment she uses in her business. Actually, the recall was for a component part (a spring) of said equipment. Anyone who has owned a car or large appliance of some kind (got one on the dishwasher a couple of weeks ago) is […]

Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger’s Syndrome

A while back I came across Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence by Luke Jackson, a thirteen year old boy diagnosed with Asperger’s. If you are at all interested in Asperger’s, especially if you are trying to get in the Asperger’s afflicted mind, this is an excellent resource. There are many […]

Knowledge Management: Theory and Practice

“Pure” and “Applied” Mathematics. “Theoretical” and “Experimental” Physics. I’m sure there are others examples of the distinction between what can most easily be described as the academic and real-world aspects of a discipline. Yet, as far as I know, the discipline currently known as “Knowledge Management” is still a catch-all that includes essentially all aspects […]

Change and unintended consequences

From a Washington Post article, via Schneier on Security, concerning the prohibition of lighters and matches on commercial airplane: As airports and government leaders began discussing how to create flame-free airport terminals, the task became more complicated. Would newsstands and other small airport stores located beyond the security checkpoint have to stop selling lighters? Would […]

Something old, something new

As much as I use, and enjoy using, information technologies, my primary personal note taking (and storing, for that matter) media is a paper notebook. My current book of choice is the Infinity Journal from Levenger. With 600 pages, I get about a year out of each book. Everything goes into this book, including random […]


For parents of toddlers around 18 month old, few words are more disturbing than AUTISM. Unfortunately, more and more parents are hearing this word more and more often from their pediatricians. As recently as 30 years ago or less, 1 in 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism. Today, that number is 1 in 166. (You […]