Workflow and Lightroom; Starting up in 2012

* Gearhead: Workflow and Lightroom * Backspin: Starting up in 2012 * The past 7 days on Gibbsblog

Gearhead: Workflow and Lightroom

Workflow is a concept the computer world and academia have been theorizing about and experimenting with for years. What's fascinating about computer-mediated workflow is that workflow systems can be really effective for a disaster.

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Backspin: Starting up in 2012

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The past 7 days on Gibbsblog

Honesty in Software

I wonder if we’re going to see a new emphasis on corporate honesty in the software world over how users are viewed and treated by vendors.


Maybe Free AOL for Broadband Users but What of Long Term Prospects?

In a bid to staunch their staggeringly high rate of customer loss (reported to have been 850,000 in the first quarter of 2006!) America On Line is, according to the Washington Post, considering allowing broadband consumers to use AOL for free (dial-up customers will, however, still be taking it in the shorts).

AOL plans to more than make up the revenue loss (estimated at $2B) from customers switching to free accounts (an expected 8M of them out of a base of 26.5M) through advertising presumably based upon a rapid expansion of the number of accounts and associated eyeballs available to show ads to.


A Small Error

According to Physics News Update: "CORRECTION. We were off by 39 orders of magnitude: in PNU 775, the [Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider] peak energy density achieved in high energy collisions is 15 GeV per cubic-femtometer, not per cubic centimeter."

39 orders of magnitude is the difference in volume between the sun and a grain of sand. Cool.


Tools you can use

In Gearhead this week, I talk about useful tools. What's on your tool belt?

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