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2020

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!! As we contemplate the New Year, today’s quotation over on Parknews.biz is most appropriate. Of course it comes from that wondrous quote monger, Sir Winston himself: “All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in … Continue reading

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Its Christmas Eve – Time to Dump Everything on your Desk on Someone Else

A few decades ago when I was working in the trenches the company for which I worked was holding our annual Christmas party on Christmas Eve afternoon. It was 2 PM and everyone was having a gay old time when … Continue reading

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FAAC Buys TIBA

Word is out that Italian based FAAC has purchased TIBA. FAAC is the owner of Hub Parking Technologies, Datapark, and Zeag. You can read the entire news release here. Here’s the gist: An acquisition of 135 million dollars for 60 … Continue reading

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High Tech Questions…

The following blog asks at least 16 questions. Can you answer all of them? Or even one of them. When you purchase technology for your parking operation, do you have any clue what that technology is going to do for … Continue reading

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In Hoc Anno Domini

The phrase In Hoc Anno Domini refers to the conversion of St. Paul on the road to Damascus. Every year, on Christmas Eve, the Wall Street Journal reprints an editorial under that title written for its pages in 1949 by … Continue reading

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Giving Offense

Why are we so afraid of giving offense? When we do so, who is harmed? We start a phrase “No offense” but…  And the recipient says, “None taken” virtually every time. We have entire seasons based on giving no offense. … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Early to Think about Christmas

I looked at the days my staff has off between now and the New Year and added in the days we are working from home and frankly, we are shut down. Its rather lonely in the office. But its lonely … Continue reading

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New Dates for PIE 2021 

We are fortunate to have been able to nudge the Parking Industry Exhibition forward in time and move the dates to May 17-19. This will give us the opportunity to prepare for an even bigger and better event and give … Continue reading

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Triggers

Is it possible that words or phrases we use have exactly the opposite effect on the reader that we intended? One that comes to mind and we find included in almost every message, letter, or other communication we receive is … Continue reading

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Uncertain Times

Astrid’s piece this morning over at Parknews.biz reminds us that there have never been ‘certain times.’ She writes: Every slogan lately includes the words indicating “uncertain times.”  But what has ever been certain in life?  The only certainty is with … Continue reading

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