We’ve been telling you for years that here at Patterson Pope, we love stuff. We help our clients solve their stuff problems. Unlike the stuff George Carlin referred to in his famous – and somewhat blue – comedy routine, though, the stuff we’re in love with is business stuff. In

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As you may have noticed from some of my posts, I am a movie buff. Movies are visual storytelling, after all, and as a writer I’m drawn to narratives. I was only five when my dad took me to see “Jaws,” and I was eight when I first saw “Star Wars” and “Close Encounters of the Third

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I’m going to go out on a limb here – albeit not too far – and say that most of us wouldn’t like knowing that our manager, supervisor or boss spent the day literally looking over our shoulders. As nice as they may be, the hovering is a little too close for comfort. If he or she were right

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Many of you will have already seen the above video. It shows us one more example of why “texting while walking” is ten times more difficult than walking and chewing gum at the same time. We all know someone, I’m sure, so engrossed in his or her technology that they forget there are other

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Various organization experts have said that when creating a “To Do List,” it can be inspirational to add two or three items to the list that you do automatically anyway. For instance, you might add “brush my teeth” or “put on my shoes” to the list. The idea is to be able to cross

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In the 1982 movie “Blade Runner,” Daryl Hannah and Rutger Hauer play sentient androids that rebel against their human creators. The movie takes place in 2019 Los Angeles. At some point during the film, we find out that Hauer’s character, Roy Batty, was “activated” on January 8, 2016.

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Have you ever received one of those catalogs in the mail that seem to offer the kitschiest things? That’s pronounced “KITCH-ee-ist”, as in kinda tacky. It was in one of those catalogs that I first saw what at the time seemed like the coolest sports product I had ever seen. It was a single

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Can it really have been 20 years ago? I can still remember the first time I hooked up our family’s new computer to the Internet for the first time. It was October, 1996. The PC was only a month old, and until then we had only been using it as an ultra-fancy word processor and game machine.

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One of the things ECM aficionados talk about quite often is ECM’s ability to give workers more time to pursue value-added tasks. These enthusiasts are always delightfully vague about what those tasks might be. Every company is different, and the range of tasks that makes up any given workday is

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The writer in me loves old typewriters. In fact, I have a poster here at my desk that shows a visual compendium of them. There’s a Crandell New Model from 1885, a Mignon 4 from 1924, a Hermes 3000 from 1958, and an IBM Model O4 from 1944. Of course, there’s also the gorgeous Remington

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