Thursday, March 5, 2015

Netiquette IQ Quotation Of The Day - The Strenght Of Our Thoughts From Buddha

======================================================


We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Buddha
**Important note** - contact our sister company for very powerful solutions for IP management (IPv4 and IPv6, security, firewall and APT solutions:

www.tabularosa.net

In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
==============================================

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Netiquette IQ Blog Of The Day - Synesthesia - Your Emails And Choice Of Words Can Evoke Recipient's Senses!

My blog has featured a number of "futuristic" technologies and possibilities of how Netiquette and electronic communication will be influenced by advancements. Here is yet another one . . . synesthesia. This is already an attribute which some people have. It may very well happen that senses will be able to be enhanced so that key words will smell good or taste spicy!

In the meantime, if someone comments about an email by saying it stinks of was bitter might mean this in more than one way!
=========================================



By Marissa Fessenden
smithsonian.com
February 24, 2015 
 ================================================
 Synesthesia

A few decades back, researchers weren’t even sure —the mixing of senses that can strongly link words to colors or smells to sounds—was real. But in 1980, the neurologist Richard Cytowic attended a dinner party where the host, Michael Watson, apologized that the chicken didn’t have enough points. Watson explained that “With an intense flavour...I feel shape, weight, texture, and temperature as if I’m actually grasping something," Veronique Greenwood writes for BBC Future. The chicken, Watson said, had come out "all round" instead of "prickly, pointed." 

Cytowic was inpsired, and his work helped researchers take the phenomenon seriously. In the past few decades, researchers have investigated what sex is like for people with synesthesia and posited that children may have synesthesia while young, but grow out of itGenes have been linked with different forms of synesthesia, too.

But even the anecdotal stories of individual synesthetes remain fascinating. For example, Greenwood also spoke to a man who can taste words:

For [James] Wannerton, words are a constant source of distraction because the consonants give them taste. “College” tastes of sausage. “Karen” tastes of yoghurt. “Yoghurt” tastes, foully, of hairspray. “Most” tastes of “crisp, cold toast with hardly any butter on it”.

Wannerton’s ability made reading and studying for school difficult, but writing gave him an opportunity to choose words and tastes. Greenwood reports:

Once, when he was working as a reporter, he spent all night on a 900-word sports story about Northern Irish footballer George Best, choosing the words so that the introduction consisted of hors d'oeuvres tastes, the middle of main courses like roast beef, and the conclusion of dessert. “It was really good fun,” he says. “But the thing that put me off journalism was that the subeditors would swap words.”

The experiences sound unusual and interesting enough that if it really is possible to teach yourself to be synesthetic, the benefits might outweigh the potentially distracting aspects of this blending and crossing of the senses.

  =================================
**Important note** - contact our sister company for very powerful solutions for IP management (IPv4 and IPv6, security, firewall and APT solutions:

www.tabularosa.net

In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
==============================================

video