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Shhh, My Cough is My Business

You know how you sit in the waiting room at the doctor’s office for, like, 45 minutes? Then they take you through a door and into an exam room — where you wait some more? Have you ever sat there, not knowing what to look at, and overheard your doctor talking to someone else in […]

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Weekly Reading: A Computer With a Built-In Projector

Before you share that riveting video about the person or animal who did that extraordinarily [cool, awful, explicit, amazing, criminal, heroic, cute, stupid] thing, do you ever stop to ask, “What if it’s not real?” Nine times out of 10 it probably doesn’t matter (who cares if the cat in the video can’t really recite limericks?). […]

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InfoComm Standards: 10 Years in the Making

In 2004, InfoComm’s Board started discussing the idea of developing performance standards to support the AV industry. In 2008, InfoComm became an American National Standards Institute-accredited Standards Developer. In 2009, we published our first ANSI standard. Since then, thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, we’ve published a standard a year, all of which […]

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Numbers Are Sexy (Not Cliche)

For the past few weeks I’ve been working on compiling a list of disruptive buzzwords, cliches and phrases that just need to go away. This is due, in part, to the number of press releases, product announcements and industry guru articles that use the same phrases again and again. Reading dozens of releases a day it becomes wearisome […]

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Paris is in London, New York is in Amsterdam, and Everyone is Confused

For years I’ve been advising people to avoid using colorful names for their conference rooms. For years many haven’t been listening. Whether I visit hotels in Toronto where the rooms are called “Hong Kong”, “Singapore”, “San Francisco” and the like, or visit businesses in Colorado where the rooms are called “Mt. Evans”, “Mt. Shavano” and […]

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