Thursday, February 01, 2007

Further proof that I am no longer "cutting edge"

Most of you already know by now that I have accepted a new job in sales for a company called Trendgraphix (if you didn't, well you know now). Part of this exciting transition is getting a SmartPhone, something which really gets my inner-geek going. So, of course, I read in the paper this morning that the new cutting-edge mobile orgnizer is...

... a NOTEBOOK. Click here to read the article from today's Sacramento Bee.

Of course, the fact that this "trend setting" article is in the Sacramento Bee already tells me something... New York and L.A. have already been there and done this and have now moved on to some other widget.

Cutting edge? I'm more like a blunt butter knife.

Other items of interest in the news today...

French government considers mandating naps to improve productivity.

PARIS (AP) - The French already enjoy a 35-hour work week and generous vacation. Now the health minister wants to look into whether workers should be allowed to sleep on the job.

France launched plans this week to spend $9 million this year to improve public awareness about sleeping troubles. About one in three French people suffer from them, the ministry says. Fifty-six percent of French complain that a poor night's sleep has affected their job performance, according to the ministry.

"Why not a nap at work? It can't be a taboo subject," Health Minister Xavier Bertrand said Monday. He called for further studies and said he would promote on-the-job naps if they prove useful.

France's state-run health insurance provider will send letters explaining the importance of good sleep. The Health Ministry's Web site offers tips on how best to get a good night's rest. The ministry's online "Passport to Sleep" recommends cutting down on coffee, tea, colas, and athletic activity after 8 p.m., shunning TV time or working late in the evening, and listening better to the body's own sleep signals, such as yawning. Bertrand said sleepiness causes 20 percent to 30 percent of highway accidents across France each year.

Ok, so let's get this straight - they get large EU farming subsidies, ridiculous amounts of vacation, two-hour lunches, good wine, great cuisine, a coastline on the Med AND work-naps? WHAT ON EARTH ARE WE ALL DOING IN THE U.S.??????

1 comment:

e said...

I've always said that when I'm Supreme Ruler of the World, I'd make naps mandatory. Maybe I should start by taking over France?

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