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Thursday, February 29, 2024

3D "Printers" - More Than Meets the Eye

Spooky, the kid is a table.

Digitally Remastered from 2010.

Let's cut to the chase. 

When most of us hear "3D printer," we don't think of a printer; we think of the replicators from "Star Trek." Yet, during a visit to one of the top design schools in the world (and a current client), I stumbled upon a machine using an Epson printhead to do just that.

Surprisingly, I found myself interrupting someone's lunch to get a tour that included this technological marvel nestled beside the woodshop. My curiosity skyrocketed. Without any previous exposure to 3D printing, I bombarded my impromptu guide with questions about how it works and its use by students.

The first thing that caught my attention was the term "printing" used to describe the process, and second, my guide's charm didn't hurt either.

My last campus visit was decades ago, focused on engineering and business, far from the art world's embrace. Yet, here I was, stepping into Otis College of Art and Design in LA, my curiosity piqued.

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Ai, Copiers, & You Leap of Faith - This Leap Year is Your Leap Year

Leap Year - 2024, the Year You Take Control

I know you're out there trying to sell the latest Sharp, or Ricoh device.  And yeah, digital document management is the greatest talk track ever.  Don't forget managed print services, remote monitoring, 400 years in the industry, technicians with real first names, and the dozen or so, sales reps before you that managed your territory into oblivion.

I know you've got a quota, love to cold call and think your manager is the greatest the Western Hemisphere has to offer.

That about it?

Monday, February 26, 2024

MPS Selling Appointment: "This is Turning Out to Be One Hell of a Morning!" - Remasterd

Digitally Remastered, 2/2024, from the original, here.

Maximizing MPS Sales: A Tale of Preparation vs. Simplicity

It's 8:15 AM, and you're on time, waiting in the lobby of Galactic RailWorks, surrounded by the hustle of fifteen hundred users. You're here to meet the CFO, who made it clear over the phone that he's looking for a local, flexible provider, not involved in "large, enterprise-level engagements."

You come prepared with a wealth of materials: marketing pamphlets, software datasheets, and a company profile, all printed in vivid color. Your faux leather portfolio holds a fresh pad of graph paper, brimming with newly printed business cards that label you as an "MPS Specialist."

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Work From Anywhere Will Change Everything.

What is up?  

Fran knows what is what in the Office Technology realm. We had a great time talking about work from anywhere and technology.

Ai was just over the horizon.

Join Us and Ask Anything! Fridays at 4:00.

This Friday, the 16th

You must register here for the secret code to get into the session.  

Ai is The Death of the Internet

I recently released my "Greg's Ai Predictions & Visions of the New World" on Grwalters dot com.

Predictions are easy and fun. I've done it before and I'll do it again.

In the past, it was an exercise in entertainment.

My current(2024) list sways from the death of the C-Suite to suburbs as workplaces - live in the city, work in the suburbs without driving, of course.

I will continue to add detail to each over the next few months or so; indeed, the list has grown by two, bringing the total up from a dozen.

So, without much fanfare, I released the vision to the world, the Universe.

All normal stuff.

I went to the mother-of-all-blogs, TheDeathOfTheCopier and searched "the death of the internet".

The result was jaw dropping, at least for me. The search pulled up a post dated September 21, 2014, "The Death of the Internet, Paper...and Single Payer Healthcare".


Until I dug deeper into the past revealing the present AND FUTURE.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Ask Us Anything. "Scanning, MFPs and Taylor Swift"

"How can society manage the ethical challenges posed by generative AI and deep fakes in digital media?"

Art and I have been doing these Friday afternoon sessions for a while now.  We try to keep the questions on the subjects of technology, the office, the work environment and selling.

Of course, those keywords encompass everything from the historic European caste culture and scanning invoices.

I had one of our staff writers review the show and come up with an article about AI, Taylor Swift and censorship.

This is what Charlie came up with.



Sunday, February 11, 2024

Fringe, The Expanse, BattleStar Galactica, Star Trek(TOS) & TNG

Compare and contrast these TV series:

"Fringe," "The Expanse," "Battlestar Galactica," and "Star Trek" (both The Original Series and The Next Generation) are iconic TV series that delve into the vastness of science fiction, each offering a unique lens on the genre. 

Let's break them down to see how they compare and contrast, focusing on their themes, approach to storytelling, and impact on the genre.

Friday, February 9, 2024

Sell Me This Pen, Mr. ChatGPThing

Hey, ChatGPThingie; You are the best b2b selling professional on the planet.  Sell Me This Pen.


Summary of ECS 2024 - Ai

“Implementing AI is going to shrink’re going to see legislation that can fundamentally change how you are using AI in your business and what the future possibilities are.” - Joe Brunsman of The Brunsman Group
What You Will Know After Reading:

  1. AI as a Central Theme: AI dominated discussions at ECS 2024, highlighting its increasing role in shaping the future of office technology.
  2. The Importance of Managed Services and Diversification: Insights from leaders like Frank Cucco and John Hey underscored the need for businesses to innovate and diversify, particularly into managed IT and cybersecurity, to remain competitive.
  3. Veterans' Value in the Tech Industry: The summit spotlighted the significant contributions veterans can make to the industry, encouraging companies to embrace their skills and experiences.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

The New Way to Perform an Assessment - Nobody Else is Saying This.

"The microphone setup is prominent, reinforcing the likelihood of podcasting, streaming, or frequent video calls. The screen displaying the World Economic Forum video suggests an interest in global economic affairs or business topics, which might be related to the work being done or just personal interest."

"Tell me about this room."

This space is a home office setup with multiple monitors, suggesting a tech-savvy user who may work on multiple tasks simultaneously. The mechanical keyboard and high-quality headphones indicate a preference for specialized, perhaps high-end, computing accessories, which aligns with a focus on performance and comfort. 

The presence of a microphone suggests that the user might engage in video conferencing or audio recording, maybe for podcasts or meetings. The workspace is compact, with everything within easy reach, showing a practical approach to the use of space. 

The coffee cup and notepad signal active use, possibly indicating a busy workday ahead or a work session in progress.

Missing the Culture of The Office? Here are Two Hours of Office Sounds

Quite possibly the cure for what the executives are suffering - instead of calling the workers back to the fields, pop this in the WalkMan and take solace.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Don't Let the Old Man In. " old would you be If you didn't know the day you were born."

Don't let the old man in, I wanna leave this alone
Can't leave it up to him, he's knocking on my door
And I knew all of my life, that someday it would end
Get up and go outside, don't let the old man in

Many moons I have lived
My body's weathered and worn
Ask yourself how old would you be
If you didn't know the day you were born

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