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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

More Than a Newsletter - The Office Tecnology Tap

Decades in the making.

I've been writing, speaking, and commenting about the copier industry since 2008.  I've built dozens of websites, and multiple versions of this blog, spoken at all the major shows and held conversations with thousands of folks in the technology realm.  From DOS to the Cloud; from the OCe 3100 to Edgeline and all things between and beyond.

I'm an advocate for change, I've pontificated on the benefits and dangers of technology, and with the support of a select few, I've been fortunate enough to maintain a presence in this crazy mixed-up world of toner and fire.

It is with great pleasure, that I am announcing an alliance with Gap Intelligence a great team of analysts in Office Technology and beyond.  I look forward to tapping into the cumulative knowledge this company possesses and bringing to you, the best cutting-edge, relevant office technology content on the planet.  

The first fruits of our collaboration are The Office Technology Tap newsletter and website.

The newsletter is the portal into the future of office technology with relevant, curated content and rapier commentary. We'll submit articles, opinions, and reflections and conduct live streams and podcasts.  You may even catch us at a show or two.

Subscribe, here.  Join us!

The Rise of WorkFromAnywhere Deniers

Virtual, Live Performance Art.  A New Form. Anna Zhilyaeva 

It was good while it lasted. #WFA Deniers.

The #WFA movement is taking hits all over the landscape as the hierarchies struggle for control and begin to inflict 'return to the plantation' mandates.

There are no reasons to force people back to a centralized, physical location to perform tasks in front of a monitor.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Numbers and Three Words: Why Not to Watch the Iran vs America Soccer Match, 11/29/2029


Wiki - 

On November 4, 1979, 52 United States diplomats and citizens were held hostage after a group of militarized Iranian college students belonging to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, who supported the Iranian Revolution, took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took them as hostages. 

The hostages were held for 444 days, being released on January 20, 1981.

The Three Words

"Death to America!"

Russia, China, and even North Korea don't have throngs of people in the street yelling for our demise.

But Iran does.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Why #Musk is Correct in His Work From Anywhere(#WFA) Stance

Shaking off the chaff - getting rid of the parasites, too many slackers.

Musk is taking it on the chin, if only he cared.  He's evacuated half of Twitter's workforce and demanded the remaining population return to the office AND expect to work long hours.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Poste Malone Writes a Song About You & Hewlett Packard

Words about The Break Up Artist - Mother Blue, Hewlett Packard -  

She's been quiet.  After years and multiple 'break-ups', has she self-actualized and come to the realization that it isn't us, it's her?

Criticize all you want: lots of layers, too big, a 90-degree turn takes an eternity, ego, myopic, self-centered, etc., etc., etc.

Friday, November 25, 2022

The Greg Walters Show with Fran

How did the office become the office and what will it be in the future?

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#WFA vs. #RTO is Pisces vs. Aquarius

In a recent article, "Are Offices Going to Make A Comeback" Steve Todd at Open Sourced Workplace, compares a few benefits and disadvantages of working from anywhere and getting back to an office.

From the article.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

#WFH and Collaboration - study this...culture and results, not process and dogma...

This is how we put together The Greg Walters Show - paying neighbors to keep it down and Mcdonald's drink holders stapled to the wall.

Eight minutes - 

Face-to-face, no rules, just creating, getting from A to B.

Happy Thanksgiving - "50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong..."

Another year, another turkey.


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Greatest Turkey Event in Thanksgiving Day History - Les Nesman

"Like sacks of wet cement...not since the Hindenberg tragedy..."

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Millennials Have (Finally) Figured out Bigger Salaries Are a Scam

From a post on LinkedIn.

"Some join cults. I joined the corporate ladder cult and fell in love with the devil in a pinstripe suit.
This devil promised me bigger paychecks, more status, and lots of office fun. As a millennial, what I got became my worst nightmare. Us younger generations are getting smarter.

We now see bigger salaries as a scam.

The modern-day corporate nightmare

Cutting Edge #Comedy is Offensive - So Is Cutting Edge #Selling

Arrested for comedy.

Good comedy is cutting-edge and offensive.
Good selling is cutting-edge and offensive.

Lenny Bruce. 

Monday, November 21, 2022

"Climate Change", False #WFH Claims and the State of Fear

Food has become more expensive...

Shelter has become more expensive - can you not see...?

How much short-term pain will you be required to sustain?..decades worth?..

"For your own benefit.  Remember that..."

They are all wrong.  More importantly, articles like these are nothing more than propaganda.  Did Musk ever say WHY he evolved into a less harsh position?  Isn't it possible this was the plan all along? -GRW

No matter how you feel about climate change, human impact on the planet, and who is to blame - step out of your beliefs for one second and consider the effect of a system dictating behavior for an entire planet.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

"The best part of any office job is the fact can print."

"Have you ever thrown away...warm paper?"

In less than two minutes and thirty seconds, the entire work-from-anywhere-but-the-office movement and the PaperLess Office Deniers are exposed for all to see.

This guy hits printing all your emails, returning to the office simply to access the printer, and not backing up in the cloud, but on 'Trees'. 

Thursday, November 3, 2022

E*Commerce: Where B2C Thrives and Old Business Systems Go To Die.

Summary: DOTC argues that selling office technology has become a commodity, with e-commerce platforms replacing the need for sales reps to pitch the product. The author suggests that instead of focusing on the hardware, companies should shift their focus to managed services and helping businesses increase sales, reduce costs, and grow profits.

You've heard it, "If you aren't on my e-commerce platform, you're going to die."  or this one, "Today, you don't need any outside sales reps.  Your prospects don't want to talk to your pushy, commission-breath, hired guns anymore...they'd much rather tap a few keys and have the copier show up at the door."

Well, not that bad.

To be certain, having an ecomm presence is a good thing- for ribbons, toner cartridges, staples, highlighters, and white out.  Groceries, bicycles, and yoga pants are easy to purchase online as well.  So are motor oil, shampoo, peanuts, air compressors, and even lawnmowers.

Do you see the common thread?

Commodity: a mass-produced unspecialized product

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