John Paczkowski

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In Other News, Employees Spend 25 Percent of Work Time Reading Stupid Surveys

Astonishing. The average prole spends more than 25 percent of his or her online time at work on personal activities. That’s the word from IT consultancy Voco, having apparently just discovered that the Internet, which essentially puts a concert hall, movie theater, TV, brokerage firm, shopping mall, garage sale and family/friend gathering on every employee desktop, can be–gasp–a distraction in the workplace.

Why, exactly, this is an issue in this age of “work-life balance” and ROWE (results-only work environment) isn’t exactly clear. As retail giant Best Buy (BBY) has proven, employee “presence” doesn’t always equate with “employee productivity.” Why shouldn’t workers be free to spend some personal time online at work if they’re meeting their goals?

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik