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Michael Kinsley, the editor of Slate, an online magazine published by Microsoft Corp., has a formidable résumé. He joined Microsoft in January 1996 after serving as editor of The New Republic and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire. He’s also a contributing writer at Time and has written for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Reader’s Digest. Based in Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash., Kinsley manages people nationwide.
Many managers admit to us that once they identify a familiar caller, they delete the rest of the message.
Why waste time trying to get off the phone with a pesky telemarketer?
Here’s an easy step toward a paperless office: Internet business forms.
If you experience a jolt of stress whenever you log onto your PC and gaze at all those icons on your screen, then simplify your life. Try the Brain 1.5, a software program by Natrificial Software Technologies (http://www.thebrain.com).

A writing tip

by on December 1, 1998 3:00pm
in Office Technology

If you use a Palm Pilot or another type of personal digital assistant, you’re probably learning to hate those annoying pens that come with your computer.
You’re a law-abiding corporate citizen, right? Of course. So that means you never use a pirated version of someone else’s software.
Everyone knows that change is constant. That’s why I’m not a big fan of discussing it endlessly in meetings, task forces and huddles in the hallway.
Whether you’re sending an e-mail or a paper memo, incorporate the three Bs of clear writing: brevity, bullets and beauty.
Just as you avoid desk clutter by making a snap decision to use, file or discard incoming papers, apply the same method to reducing e-mail buildup on your computer.
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