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Towards a geography of digital memory

March 6, 2012
View from Sutton Place Hotel

I’m in Toronto for a lightning trip, speaking tomorrow at a luncheon hosted by Women in Film & Television. Tonight I’m staying at the Sutton Place Hotel, which puts me at the epicentre of memory for my first 25 years of life. From the east-facing window of my suite I look down the barrel of [...]

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Respecting the billable hour

August 29, 2011

Can I have $500? One of the interesting things about being a consultant or entrepreneur is that people ask you for that kind of money all the time. I was reminded of this recently while catching up with a friend who (unlike me) is still involved in the daily work of running a web company. [...]

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Making time for creative expression online

April 8, 2010
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Pur time online doesn’t have to pull us away from what really matters. The pursuit of creative self-expression is one that the web makes vastly more accessible.

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5 ways social media can help you learn to say no (for HBR)

January 20, 2010

Subject: Join our new working group? Subject: Time to meet for coffee? Subject: Beta invitation for new web app Subject: Sign up for 2010 lecture series? If your January inbox looks like mine, it’s full of requests and invitations. The problem with the New Year’s holiday is that everyone resolves to do more at the [...]

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My ten online vices

August 23, 2009

There are online activities I never get around to — like organizing my photo library — and then there are the activities that are my eternal time sucks. Here are some of the online activities that have stolen years of my life.

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