December 2008

One more thing: Is Podcasting dead or not?

by Lee Hopkins on December 31, 2008

in podcasting,tools,video

People are debating whether podcasting as we know it (or knew it) is dead…or perhaps forever changed.

links for 2008-12-30

by Lee Hopkins on December 31, 2008 · 2 comments

in clippings

More Than Just Novelties: 20 Useful USB Gadgets That Don't Suck | AMOG – Alpha Males of the Group I knew about most of these (and we snapped up a heap of the digital photo keychains ourselves this Christmas); I love my wireless mouse, the flexible keypad is a gem, but it's the watch that […]

See real web addresses before clicking any short url

by Lee Hopkins on December 31, 2008

in tools

He’s also the one blogger I turn to for insights into software that will make my blogging and consulting life easier. Plus he’s a bloomin’ nice bloke, too, as my treasured private correspondences with him over the last few years can attest!

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Manga)

by Lee Hopkins on December 29, 2008

in reviews,tools

I’ve just read Patrick Lencioni’s brilliant book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, now out with Manga-style graphics. It is superb!

The four-figure inbox – sigh

by Lee Hopkins on December 29, 2008

in housekeeping,tools

Unread emails: 1018; spam has already been taken care of by SpamArrest, so what has come into my inbox folder are messages from authors I have previously authorised.

I sum up the government’s understanding and appreciation of virtual worlds by using the title of a famous movie: extra points if you can guess what the movie is before you read the interview

In this edition of my occasional podcasts I interview Andrew Povolny, CEO of The Digital Edge ( about online surveys, market research and why Australia is a leader in the field.

links for 2008-12-17

by Lee Hopkins on December 18, 2008

in clippings

Report: Enterprise Virtual Worlds More Effective Than Web Conferencing – ReadWriteWeb Forterra Systems, a company aiming to bring virtual world technology to enterprises, will shortly release a report entitled Recipe for Success with Enterprise Virtual Worlds. ReadWriteWeb was given an exclusive first look at the report. It is based on pilots conducted with consulting firms […]

Just as the wardrobe was the entrance to a magical kingdom of Narnia, so today’s computer is the entrance to a magical kingdom every bit as rich, as deep and as nuanced; only now we have the opportunity to be not just a passive reader but a very real and active participant.

GreenEnergyTV – an interesting channel

by Lee Hopkins on December 17, 2008 · 2 comments

in ethics,politics

GreenEnergTV offers useful self-help information and ideas, especially so now that Prime Minister Rudd has blown the chance for he and Australia to be a ‘leader’ and has instead doomed our Great Barrier Reef to destruction.