Memory Comes In 3’s

So it seems like the human mind can fundamentally only remember things in threes.


Whether it’s a joke about serving 3 meals: Frozen, Microwave, and Take-out. 


Or Even washing your hair: Wash, Rinse, Repeat. 


How about what to do when there is an:


Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight


Fire: Stop, Drop, Roll


Earthquake: Drop, Cover, Hold On


G-d forbid there should be 4 or more steps to do something, and mankind would be beyond his/her mental limitations and at a virtual standstill. 


So read, remember, and use this appropriately–that’s the 3 things to do now with this post. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

How-To Book Craze

How To Take Photos

I took this photo of a person reading a how to take great photos book.


Sort of ironic, funny, no?


You can read about it or do it. 


I’m one of those people who learn more by actually doing. 


Ok, I’m not the greatest photographer in the world (by a really long shot).


But for me it’s more about the idea I’m trying to convey than the pure artistic value per se. 


Anyway, in the vein of words being cheap, “Reading is fundamental,” but doing is absolutely fundamental. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Becoming Technological Dinosaurs?

Tech_camp

I was most impressed at the graduation of my daughter from Tech Camp today.

She became fairly proficient with Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, and more, and built her own website with animation–it was really very cool.

Here is a photo of kids at the computers–they are showing their parents how totech.

It is truly the young teaching the old–no disrespect intended.

But the kids are amazing–they are digital natives and are learning things quickly and with ease that prior generations still must struggle with.

I jokedwith my friend who is also a CIO of another company–that we are not only “old farts,” but tech dinosaurs as well. 😉

Okay not quite–but what these kids can do is nothing short of amazing, eye-opening, and I think “we ain’t seen nothing yet!”

>How To Use Social Media Strategically

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This is an outstanding 3 minute video on Social Media from General Services Administation (GSA) and HowCast.com

The video provides 6 “how-to” steps to implementing social media for the purposes of collaboration, information sharing, information exchange, keeping pace of fast moving events in real-time, and harnessing the collective ingenuity of the public to support mission.

As the video states, “The key is to focus on the organization’s goals.”