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What is “tymshft”? And what is “empoprises”?

What is “tymshft”? And what is “empoprises”?

I’ll address these questions in reverse order. (As you will see, we’re used to all sorts of time permutations here.)

“Empoprises” is the umbrella name that I (John E. Bredehoft) use for my current series of blogs. The four blogs that were created before this one include the Empoprise-BI business blog at http://empoprise-bi.blogspot.com/, the Empoprise-IE Inland Empire blog at http://empoprise-ie.blogspot.com/, the Empoprise-MU music blog at http://empoprise-mu.blogspot.com/, and the Empoprise-NTN NTN Buzztime blog at http://empoprise-ntn.blogspot.com/. I’ve had blogs before these ones – I’ve actually been blogging since October 2003 – but the Empoprises series of blogs was set up to provide deep dives into various topics. And for the last several years – 2009, 2010, 2011, and now 2012 – I’ve pretty much kept with the same blog set-up.

But I’ve found that there are topics that cross across these various vertical blogs. One of these is time. For example, people talk about new things and assume that they are new. Take the cloud. For some people, it’s a wondrous new thing, this ability to store data in the cloud and access it from anywhere. Some misguided souls probably even think that Steve Jobs invented the cloud. But some of the features of the cloud were present decades ago, in old time-sharing systems. iCloud is a CompuServe that begins with a vowel. (I wrote about this under the empo-tymshft label back in 2009.)

At the same time, there are things that have changed significantly over the years. For example, I remember when a “phone” was something that was attached to the wall, and came from “the phone company.” (I wrote about that in 2009 also, under that same label.)

I’ve been using the “empo-tymshft” label on my Empoprises blogs to discuss these issues since August 2009. And it hasn’t been limited to the business blog.

But after three years of talking about tymshft on these vertical blogs, I’ve finally decided that I’m going to devote an entire blog to the topic. So, welcome to tymshft – the new thing that’s in its fourth year of existence.

As you may have noticed, this blog is slightly different from the previous four. For one, it’s called “tymshft,” not “empoprise-tm” or something like that. In addition, I’m using WordPress rather than Blogger for this particular blog. And there may be more changes in the future.

In conclusion, welcome to tymshft. And enjoy the tym travel.

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3 thoughts on “What is “tymshft”? And what is “empoprises”?

  1. Jim Ulvog on said:

    Congratulations on starting a new blog. I’m looking forward to reading it. Congrats on trying the WordPress platform.

    • Thanks James. Since there’s some overlap in interest between this blog and your Outrun Change blog at the http://outrunchange.com/ URL, I expect that I’ll be referring to some of your posts from time to time.

      • Jim Ulvog on said:

        Sounds like a great idea. When I browsed your new site, I noticed you and I have an overlapping focus. The goal of this whole blog thing is to create conversation.

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