Apparently, we’re nine per cent better at our jobs if we use the internet for non-work-related leisure browsing during office hours. This from an Australian study that reckons only 30 per cent of us would do such a thing, but it’s a good excuse when your boss catches you playing flash games instead of filing your audit spreads.
[Check out Wired for a great retrospective peice on our favorite web email]
Over the weekend, Sony CEO Howard Stringer presented his vision of the future at CES. And here it is (okay, not all of it, but the bit you’re most likely to see in a shop before 2009 shuts the door). It’s the Cybershot G3… a digital camera (yawn) with Wi-Fi (more yawn) and an internet browser (eh?). Apparently 2009 is about sending your pictures into the cloud from where they were taken – pending a hotspot in that safari park, of course – then downloading them to your TV (or something). Is this what passes for fun during a recession?