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I'm CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. I was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology and I co-host of "Think About This" on the Westwood One Podcast Network. You can see me on Fox 5 New York, where I cover tech and business, read my weekly column in Adweek, or catch my regular commentaries on CNN and CNBC.

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Messy Desks Are Perfectly Optimized

While I was out at a meeting, my meticulously neat wife armed herself with a feather duster, donned protective pink rubber gloves, and viciously, mercilessly straightened, organized, and dusted the desk in my home office. My desk was clean, but the results were suboptimal. Continue Reading →

Star Trek’s Universal Translator Version 1.0 is Here

Fans of Star Trek (The Original Series) will fondly remember the "Universal Translator." While Gene Roddenberry's epic saga was both inspirational and aspirational for some, it set goals for others. How much wireless bandwidth would you need on the Starship Enterprise? How would a medical tricorder work? What kind of storage would you need on Memory Alpha? How did the noise-cancelling for communicators work? Every engineer I know can tell you a story about how he or she was inspired by this amazing 1960s television show. Continue Reading →

My New Mac Pro

Apple finally added a "Buy Now" button to its Mac Pro page, and no one was more excited to go Mac Pro shopping than me. I have been waiting for this computer for quite some time. It will be a replacement for the four-year old Mac that is the center of my home studio. Continue Reading →