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Links for Thursday, September 15, 2005: Seattle Stuff, Minipreneurs, Office 12

  • Think Spot (Seattle) – “ThinkSpot is purpose-built for the kinds of meetings that favor brainstorming, collaboration, ideation, break-outs, whacky thinking exercises, visual thinking, process mapping, and any other sort of indoor oriented exercise designed to get people to think.”
  • Idea Day (Seattle) – “Idea Day is a free monthly meeting of Seattle-area creative professionals, to network and share ideas.”
  • Minipreneurs – “a vast army of consumers turning entrepreneurs; including small and micro businesses, freelancers, side-businesses, weekend entrepreneurs, web-driven entrepreneurs, part-timers, free agents, cottage businesses, seniorpreneurs, co-creators, mompreneurs, pro-ams, solopreneurs, eBay traders, advertising-sponsored bloggers and so on.”
  • Office 12 Screen Shots – Office 12 debuted here (I am in LA at the moment) at the PDC this week, and the new menu system is very functional. Finally, we have a chance to move beyond the era of pulldown menus and the “fanning” action that takes place when you can’t remember where a particular command was hiding.

Credits: Several of these links came from items sent around by Chris Pirillo.