Monthly Archives: December 2005

Happy New Year!

We wish you all a happy, healthy and successful new Year!

(from Robert, Michael, Don and Jeff – taking the picture)

I was giving a crash course on blog publishing to my friend Michael, and thought I would kill two birds with one stone by posting my wishes at the same time!


Want an online Word Processor ? Check out Zoho Writer

As a disclaimer to this post, I should point out that I am not yet in the “Everything Online” camp in terms of productivity applications, and that’s why I still spend my life in Outlook, Office and a few other key products. Two reasons drive that choice: 1) I am not yet online 100% of the time (though I am looking with envy at one of these EVDO cards) and 2) online services have a tendency of going down a lot these days. Furthermore having had a demo of Office 12 from Scoble last night, I really like the UI work Microsoft has done for this release and am looking forward to testing it at some point (unlike the two or three last revisions of Office). That’s why I have not really reviewed a lot of online office applications, besides RSS aggregators, even if online suites like Zimbra caught my eye when they launched at the Web 2.0 … Read more »


ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC named Latop of the Year

Jupiter Research Michael Gartenberg just announced his recent decision to name the ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC “Laptop of the Year”:

It’s the first Tablet PC I’ve used where there is no penalty at all for the Tablet OS feature. It just works as a great notebook and when you need it in Tablet mode (like in that middle seat in coach on the way to CES) it’s just there for you. Still no integrated drive and the screen is still XGA. But if you need more, you might want to look at the Z60t. Take the great IBM keyboard, add in a nice DVD burner and a 15“ screen. Toss in a Pentium M and a gig of memory and a 100gb HD and you’re talking about a first class system that will keep up with most desktops. The best part is that it’s still only 5.5lbs so it’s still truly portable.

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Attending Syndicate this Tuesday

A quick note to mention that I will be attending the first day of Syndicate in San Francisco – the last conference of the year for me, and I did attend a lot of them in 2005 indeed. Send me a note on jeff [dot] clavier [at] gmail [dot] com if you are also there and want to meet.

I have missed Doc Searl’s opening remarks because we were celebrating my five year old’s birthday, but Doc blogged the gist of them on ITGarage.

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The GapingVoid on Business Models

I met and hung out with a ton of cool people during my trip to Paris, and one of them was Hugh MacLeod from GapingVoid fame. We had crossed each other’s path at Les Blogs 2.0 a number of times, and had a chance to chat for a while at Fon‘s Martin Varsavsky’s place. Hugh was kindly drawing some of his famous cartoons for some of the guests, and inherited this one – based on some of the topics covered during my panel.

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Also worth the read: Hugh’s thoughts on Les Blogs.