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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Drop Box
Cabe Atwell   5/5/2014 11:45:24 PM
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Nancy,

I took a day to think over your comment.

Day jobs, I have come to realize, is not a place to hang out and be social. I have found at a lot of engineering jobs, people are not all that helpful. They are very covetous with tools and ideas. Plus, in a lot of cases you end up working on something on your own anyway. Like those group projects back in school... guess who did all the work? You did!

I believe in most cases, you can get the jobs done at home, by yourself. Talk to people when you are done, maybe.

And.. interrupting an engineer for any length is an automatic 45min delay before they are back on track.

C

Nancy Golden
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Re: Drop Box
Nancy Golden   4/30/2014 12:05:16 AM
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I have mixed emotions about all that stuff - I agree that would be very cool but I think we are losing something along the way...I would like the telepresence robot for the stuff I had to do but wasn't really interested in (like required administrative meetings) - but I would miss the human interaction of talking to everyone at trade shows and conferences - that is often a lot of fun and is a way to get a lot of new ideas.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Drop Box
Cabe Atwell   4/29/2014 11:30:12 PM
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I personally would love to have a telepresence robot like the AnyBots QB or a holographic telepresence interface I could use to attend conferences and trade shows.

Nancy Golden
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Re: Drop Box
Nancy Golden   4/27/2014 10:21:21 AM
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Hmmm...I guess I appreciate drop box because it is free (at least the level I am using it) and it is extremely intuitive. I would rather have a basic program that works well without all of the bells and whistles, but then I am a casual user. My one attempt at using Google docs was an exercise in frustration but to be fair it was due to the person at the other end incorrectly setting his permissions.

NadineJ
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NadineJ   4/27/2014 10:00:25 AM
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I currently work remotely with two clients.  One uses dropbox, the other uses a combination of Google docs and Google calendar.  Both seem clunky and outdated.

A tool that's secure, and more responsive (auto filing, deadline reminders, etc) would be fantastic.  Aesthetics always shift mid-decade.  It's time for some of the older tools to update.

Nancy Golden
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Drop Box
Nancy Golden   4/16/2014 6:45:00 PM
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Interesting article with some astute observations concerning the future - now you just have to get us old dogs to learn new tricks. I recently had a colleague suggest I utilize drop box for an upcoming project. I squeaked and suggested we use good ole email like we have always done. However, I decided to jump in and give it a try - and I'm glad I did. Using dropbox as a collaborative tool made our task much easier. Working remotely is becoming more and more prevalent and the wise engineer will utilize all of the technology that is available to do the job. And there is always the off button at 5:00pm...

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Other options - centralized computing
RSimon62   4/2/2014 10:41:13 AM
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How about using remote connectivity tools which allow companies to centralize their compute infrastructure?  That way you can also better protect IP, have easier design managment, and give the designers the flexibility they need to work from anywhere. Performance used to be a problem with these tools, but no more -- with increased broadband speeds and faster GPU's in workstations, it's almost like being in the office.

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