Call it the end of an era. The NYT says that Oxford University Press has no official plans to publish a new print edition of the multi-volume Oxford English Dictionary often considered as the authority on the usage and meaning of English words and phrases.
This is not about locating misplaced files on your computer but about finding real objects like the TV remote, the car keys or your pair of spectacles that you placed somewhere but can’t recollect the location now.
Some of us prefer carrying Tablet PCs inside meetings or the classroom because they help us capture handwritten notes directly on the computer. Secondly, writing with a pen in free-form anywhere on the screen is always convenient than typing a Word document.
You can turn any USB Flash drive or an iPod into a personal computer with all your software programs, application settings and data. It is more secure and private that using a public terminal because no traces are left once you pop out the pen drive.
While Instapaper and Clipmarks let you save web clippings from the browser, ShifD is available for mobile phones and also provides a desktop client so you can take notes from virtually any Windows or Mac software.
The top time-wasting activities are making personal use of the Internet (including email), socializing with colleagues, conducting personal business, spacing out, running errands, making phone calls, applying for jobs, planning personal events, and arriving late or leaving early.