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December 28, 2007 | Vol 6, Issue 51


In This Issue:
TechTip: Step Away from the Computer!
>> Lotusphere 2008 Promises a Deeper Look into Collaboration Software

Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Step Away from the Computer!

Use software to enforce rest breaks, preventing pain and injury.

by Alan Seiden

In my previous article, "Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) with Rest Breaks," I told you that rest breaks—even 20-second "microbreaks"—could help you avoid injuries associated with computer use. If you're like me, though, you already know you should take breaks, yet you struggle to unglue your eyes from the screen.


That's where break-reminder software comes in. These programs wake you up when you've fallen into a computer trance, reminding you to get up and stretch. In this article, I'll show how to protect your health and comfort with these surprisingly powerful programs.


Feature Article - Application Software
Lotusphere 2008 Promises a Deeper Look into Collaboration Software

Social software takes a step forward as IBM announces Atlas for Lotus Connections a month ahead of the year's main Lotus event.

By Chris Smith

It's time to get those requisitions in for anyone headed to Florida for Lotusphere in January.


If your accounting department is a little slow to cough up the $2,095 registration fee, just remind your head bean counter that if he doesn't pay up by January 17, it will cost the company another two hundred bucks! The conference runs January 20–24 in Orlando .


With 7,000 attendees registering for Lotusphere last year, one hopes that the $14 million or so that was collected went back into R&D.


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