Monday, October 20, 2008

IFTF releases the Future of Work research to the public domain

The Future of Work:

The Technology Horizons Program’s research on the Future of Work comes at an exciting time for the intersection of work and technology. Technology has become integrated into virtually every aspect of work. And because we spend so much time working, work really is the place where we most directly feel the impact of developing technologies. From collaboration to productivity; from new ways of approaching workspace design to the increasing ability to work from virtually anywhere; and from hiring and recruitment to new skill sets—it is a time of experimentation for companies and organizations as trends in technology converge to change what it means to work.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Trip to Johannesburg

In September, I took a trip to Johannesburg for work. I visited Pilanesburg Game Reserve and Soweto while there. My pics are here. A co-worker's are here. My pics are here.

Go visit!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Sarah Palin Effect

Here's a great video from my pal Tom. Funny!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Why Mad Men the best show on TV

Last night, I finished watching the last episode of Mad Men (Season 1). The closing episode brought to light why it is the best show on TV.

This episode, which I was able to quickly find by using ffwd, took me back to 1976, to sit in my great grandmother's house and watch my grandmother's pictures of her trips around the country. At the time, it opened my eyes to the wonder of travel and was an initial connection to many of my distant cousins. I can still smell the popcorn and feel the hardwood floor underneath me.

You may not approve of the people in the show, but it is truly the best of TV. Watch it!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

My longest international flights...part 2

I made another long international trip a couple of weeks ago (South Africa!), so I thought I would update my list of my longest international flights. The best website I could find is Web|Flyer's MileMaker Mileage Calculator. (Please let me know if there is a better site.)

Here they are (apologies to those who prefer to use kilometers!):
  1. 8130 miles: Washington, DC - Johannesburg, South Africa <-- NEW!
  2. 5680 miles: San Francisco - Frankfurt, Germany
  3. 5620 miles: San Francisco - Seoul, Korea
  4. 5520 miles: Los Angeles - Nadi, Fiji
  5. 5110 miles: San Francisco - Tokyo, Japan
  6. 4760 miles: New York - Sao Paulo, Brazil
  7. 4170 miles: Johannesburg, South Africa - Dakar, Senegal <--NEW!
  8. 4080 miles: Miami - Sao Paulo, Brazil
  9. 3970 miles: Dakar, Senegal - Washington, DC <--NEW!
  10. 3210 miles: Miami - Santa Cruz, Bolivia

What is your longest flight?