Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective. First, let me say that we all have a tool set and a set of methods and frameworks that go along with that tool set. The same tool and method can be highly effective for one person and not effective for others.

Usability and Learnability

Clark Quinn

To start at the beginning, when Jeff Hawkins designed the first Palm, he cut a block of wood to the size he wanted as a form factor, and then took it with him wherever he went, asking himself “what would I do with this if I could have it make me more effective&#. He ended up with a core list of features that still defines Personal Information Management ( PIM ) today. Palm has just announced the Palm Pr? as a new smartphone, and it’s got a fair bit of things right.

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