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Samsung SM2443BW 24” Monitor

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One of the best productivity investments any information worker can make on a Windows machine is to increase desktop real estate. I’ve just added another 24” monitor to my workstation this afternoon, a Samsung SM2443BW display; the second Samsung display I’ve ever purchased (the first is an old 17” Syncmaster that’s still going strong after six years, now on Vicky’s computer).

Starting a business in the middle of a recession. Am I crazy?

Esteam-LogoYou’ve probably noticed that across the world we’re all experiencing a financial crisis, a global financial meltdown that has driven the UK into a strong recession. You might be one of the people who have been directly affected by this or you might be working or investing in industries that are relatively untouched. In any case, I would like to tell you a little about a nice little start-up that I’m involved with and why I feel that the current shaky economic conditions might not be as bad for starting a new enterprise as we’ve been led to think. At least, I hope so.

The Great Economic Recession 2008

imageHere in the UK the news isn’t good. It’s almost impossible to ignore the news in the media. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock; I’ll recap the last 18 days. We’re in a recession and it’s official.

“Britain is facing “arguably the worst” economic downturn in 60 years which will be “more profound and long-lasting” than people had expected”

Alistair Darling (UK Chancellor) in the Guardian, Saturday 30th August 2008.