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William McKnight

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I will periodically be sharing my thoughts and observations on information management here in the blog. I am passionate about the effective creation, management and distribution of information for the benefit of company goals, and I'm thrilled to be a part of my clients' growth plans and connect what the industry provides to those goals. I have played many roles, but the perspective I come from is benefit to the end client. I hope the entries can be of some modest benefit to that goal. Please share your thoughts and input to the topics.

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William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at wmcknight@mcknightcg.com.

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When I come across an interesting use of technology, whether related to business intelligence or not, I like to bring it to you here. This shop owner invented a device that apparently emits an irritating high pitch that he cannot hear himself (he used his daughter to test it) but is designed to rid the teenage hangouts from loitering about his place of business. Since we lose ranges of hearing as we age, only the younger set (under 30 is mentioned) should hear it and be repelled by it.

Teenagers, however, have taken the technology over to their advantage by using it for ring tones in classrooms where teachers cannot hear it.

Ahh, technology. I'll call that even. Read about it here.

I tested it with my 9-yr. old son and, while I can still hear it, I cannot hear it as well as he can. Listen here (to the tone or to silence depending on your hearing.) ;-)


Posted June 18, 2006 6:16 PM
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William,
We tested it here at the office and found similar results. The youngest people found it annoying and could hear it better than the oldest person(me)could hear it. I've already checked my daughter's phone to make sure its not there.

Great post!

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