Episode 12 – Productivity and Connectivity

10 September, 20072 comments

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We begin the news roundup this week with a bit of embarrassing news from Dan, then dig into several stories about big media companies entering the online learning market and Google Books becoming more useful for scholarship. In our feature segment, Tom and Mills explain how they try to stay productive in a world of constant digital distractions like email and blog feeds. Helpful links this week include a terrific site for teaching through famous trials, a way to customize Google, and a dead simple online to-do list. And we remember 9/11 through our own site, the September 11 Digital Archive.

Running time: 48:34
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2 comments to “Episode 12 – Productivity and Connectivity”

  1. mystro2b : 12th September, 2007

    Hey- Great podcast this week…can you post the links to the writing sites you mentioned?
    And the other sites in the podcast (am I missing the links somewhere…?)
    thanks

  2. Tom Scheinfeldt : 12th September, 2007

    Mystro — Sorry to leave out the links. The writing program I mentioned is Writeroom, which is available from Hogbay Software. (I didn’t mention it on the podcast, but as a bonus, Hogbay also makes a nice, simple todo list program called Task Paper). Dan mentioned a program that hides his menu bar in Mac OS X. There a couple of these, but the one I have used is called MenuShade. Dan also mentioned a Mac product that blacks or grays out your screen except for the active window; I think he was talking about Backdrop. Finally, we mentioned two personal project management sites: Backpack and RememberTheMilk. I think that’s it, but let us know if we’re still missing something!

    Thanks for listening.

    Tom

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