Announcing the 4th Edition of “Creating Your Nearly Paperless Office”

creatingyournearlypaperlessoffice-4thedition-frontcoverI am happy to announce the 4th edition of this popular book about how to create a nearly paperless office. Updates include more suggested uses for the scanning, storing, and safeguarding of all of your important paper. More importantly this edition covers the use of the latest versions of PaperPort 14.5 and Windows 10.

A special edition of this book now ships with the Xerox Digital Desktop Organizer, Xerox Digital Personal Organizer, and Visioneer Mobile Organizer.

As before, this edition is availability for the Kindle and in print. So now not only can you read this book on your Kindle or other electronic device, but you can have a printed physical book to hold on to. Yes, I know, it’s paper, but hey, we’re still going to use some paper for a while.

Available on Amazon.

Announcing The 3rd Edition of “Creating Your Nearly Paperless Office”

CreatingYourNearlyPaperlessOffice-3rdEdition-Book CoverI am happy to announce the 3rd edition of this popular book about how to create a nearly paperless office. Updates include more suggested uses for the scanning, storing, and safeguarding of all of your important paper. More importantly this edition covers the use of the latest versions of PaperPort 14 and Windows 8.

A special edition of this book now ships with the Xerox Digital Desktop Organizer, Xerox Digital Personal Organizer, and Visioneer Mobile Organizer.

New with this addition is the availability of a printed version. So now not only can you read this book on your Kindle or other electronic device, but you can have a printed physical book to hold on to. Yes, I know, it’s paper, but hey, we’re still going to use some paper for a while.

Available on Amazon.

Nerd Press Release

I’m pleased to announce that Visioneer is publicizing my book, Creating Your Nearly Paperless Office: 2nd Edition, on their web site here and here. In addition Visioneer will soon be shipping a special edition of my book with three new, as yet unannounced, scanners. Two of the scanners will carry the Visioneer name and one the Xerox name. I’ve been working with Visioneer for the past several months and it’s all very nearly ready to go. Woo hoo!

Welcome to The Nerd Union!

Welcome to the inaugural post of the Nerd Union! I’m a nerd. When I married my wife I helped her free her inner nerd. Now we are nerdy together although I’m more committed to the lifestyle.

I created this website initially as a place to feature and promote my book, Creating Your Nearly Paperless Office, available as an e-book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble (see the links to the right on this page). It will soon be available on other popular e-book sites as well.

Now something happened when I started putting this web site together. I started to get excited about blogging. I may have mentioned that I’m a nerd. I have some stereotypical nerdy hobbies like reading science fiction, astronomy, consumer electronics, and “computing.” I put computing in quotes because that one is becoming more mainstream. Everyone has a computer these days. But since I’m the guy my friends and family turn to for computer advice and support, I guess I’m the one with the nerd cred (that’s street lingo for “credibility”). I’m also into bicycling and photography but those aren’t particularly nerdy. Except that I obsess about electronic bicycling accessories. And although I take photos and videos of the same stuff as you I also enjoy photography and videography through my telescope. Now that’s nerdy!

So back to my point. I am very enthusiastic about my hobbies and I like trying to get others excited about them too. I plan to blog about all of my interests while occasionally promoting my book (and in the future I expect to promote other new books).

And now, about my book. It’s a gripping drama about… No actually it’s a book that describes my journey to a nearly paperless office. We can’t truly eliminate all paper from our lives but we can tame it. The book is about my approach to a mostly paperless office. I looked at some dedicated scanner/software solutions but rejected them as being too proprietary and tedious to keep up. I knew I would become lazy about maintaining a system that requires me to actively view and index every document. I also didn’t want to depend on a specific scanner. My personal solution is very flexible. My holistic approach is about scanning everything and making sure I can’t lose it all in a hard drive failure or house fire. I tell you what hardware and software I chose to use and how I set it all up. But the book is about choices. You can choose your own scanner and software just like I can substitute the scanner and software that I use. You are in control.

So there it is. My first post. Please enjoy. Comment. Ignore. Whatever you please. Thanks for stopping by.