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Uh Oh, It's Football Season...

In 2007, the people at Scott Paper Co. figured out that 90,000,000 toilets flushed during halftime of the Colts-Bears Super Bowl. While experts disagree over how much damage this so-called "Halftime Flush" does to water infrastructure on Super Sunday, Scott recruited legendary coach Mike Ditka to put their two cents in:


Feed Your Inner Geek

Jim CahillThat's the advice Jim Cahill was giving this week in Washington D.C. at the annual Emerson Users Exchange. Cahill runs Emerson Process Management's official blog: Emerson Process Experts. Blogs are, of course, one of the most popular ways in the internet to express yourself and get information on a variety of topics. But blogs are just the tip of the iceberg.


Sites like Google Reader, Delicious, Linkedin, Twitter, and FriendFeed are changing the way we communicate on the world wide web.

Google Reader is Google's "web-based feed reader." Actually, they do a good job of explaining it themselves:


Delicious is described as a "social bookmarking web service."

From wikipedia:

Delicious uses a non-hierarchical keyword categorization system in which users can tag each of their bookmarks with a number of freely chosen keywords


Linkedin, according to their website:

...is an online network of more than 25 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries.

When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. Your profile helps you find and be found by former colleagues, clients, and partners.


If you haven't caught wind of the Twitter phenomenom, you will soon. "Tweets" are fast becoming a national obsession.


Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.

Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them.

Click here to follow Emerson blogger Jim Cahill on Twitter.


FriendFeed is similar to Twitter. It allows you to keep tabs on your friends and family.

From their site:

FriendFeed enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends.

You don't need to install anything to use FriendFeed. But if you already use Facebook, you can add our Facebook application to connect your Facebook profile to all the other products you use around the web.


CWFC on “Industry Today”

Improving Plant Safety, Reliability and Efficiency, by Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Corporation, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com

Industrial Info Resources will host special guest Curtiss-Wright Flow Control as part of this week's "Industry Today" webcast.


Click Here to listen (subscription req'd)






Card Check Debate Hits the Air

The Employee Free Choice Act has been a hot button issue for more than three years. With control of the White House up for grabs, both sides are going all out in an effort to sway public opinion on the card check issue.

According to the National Assocation of Manufacturers:

Currently, the preferred method for determining whether or not employees want a union to represent them is a private ballot election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB, an independent government agency, provides detailed procedures that ensure a fair election, free of fraud, where employees may cast their vote confidentially without peer pressure or coercion from unions or employers. However, union bosses find secret ballot elections an impediment to unionization. They prefer "card check" elections, where employees are forced to cast their vote in front of union organizers and fellow employees who support unionization. We strongly urge all members of Congress to oppose this “Employee Forced Choice Act.”




The Lighter Side of Business

This is from America's favorite source of "fake news," The Onion:

Bush Told To Sign Birthday Treaty For Someone Named 'Kyoto'

Enlisted by members of the House and Senate, presidential aide Rebecca Tandy brought a copy of the international climate-change treaty to President Bush's desk Monday and asked him to sign a birthday document for a Japanese dignitary named "Kyoto Protocol."....

If you like that, check out this gem from our friends at ShopFloor.org, the official blog of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

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