Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Pocket Camera as Visual Notebook - Panasonic DMC-TZ7

Luminous Landscape compares my new Panasonic DMC-TZ7 (AKA DMC-ZS3) with the Canon SX200IS and FujiFilm F200EXR in The Pocket Camera as Visual Notebook:
 "After several weeks with each of these three cameras I've decided that the Panasonic Lumix ZS3 / TZ7 comes closest to meeting my needs. I like the fit and finish, size, weight, focal range, and – yes – even the image quality – as long as I don't have expectations beyond what it can deliver. It's more than acceptable; at least for the purposes that I have for it as a visual note pad and for recording the unexpected."

On Twitter


I'm now on Twitter and using twitterfeed.com to send blog and del.icio.us posts as tweets...

Micro Four Thirds


What happens when you combine Micro Four Thirds with memories such as these....

Monday, April 27, 2009

Analytical vs Management Cultures

Jim McGee:
What management recognizes in its fundamentally oral mind is that organizations and their inhabitants spend most of their time in oral modes of thought. The oral mind is focused on tradition and stability because of how long it takes to embed a new idea. The techniques of change management that seem so obtuse to the literate, engineering mind are not irrational; they are oral. They are the necessary steps to embed new ideas and practices in oral minds.

Repeating a calculation or an analysis is nonsense in a literate culture. Management objections to an analytical proposal rarely turn on objections to the analysis. Walking through the analysis again at a deeper level of detail will not help. What needs to be done is to craft the oral culture story that will carry the analytical tale. It’s not about dumbing down an argument, it’s about repackaging it to match the fundamental thought processes of the target audience.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Leaf iii


Leaf iii, originally uploaded by justinKnol.

a crispy autumn ensues...

Canberra Afternoon


Canberra Afternoon, originally uploaded by justinKnol.

somehow these clouds give a sense of anticipation....