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The Business Card Liberation Front

I always wanted to start a movement to get me one step closer in my plan for world domination. Recently, I did it… The BCLF – Business Card Liberation Front. Want to join?
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The Business Card Liberation Front

Over
the past three years I amassed enough busi­ness cards to fill a
plas­tic busi­ness card holder six inches deep and a Ghi­rardelli
hol­i­day choco­late box. Busi­ness cards also ran­domly fall from the
visor clip in the car, seem to pro­cre­ate from being so close together
in my wal­let, have formed legions in the bot­tom of all my purses, bags
and lap­top case, and often fall out of books where they have been
man­dated to mark pages.

I have made earnest attempts to return
to the office after each meet­ing like a good orga­nized pro­fes­sional,
sit at my desk, pull out the Card­Scan
and get those suck­ers uploaded into my con­tact data­base. But, when I
get back to the office I have more to do than orga­nize busi­ness
cards. I don’t even think it’s a good use of my time. I don’t even feel
right pawn­ing it off on del­e­gat­ing it to an
admin­is­tra­tive assis­tant and clearly not an intern (I don’t want to
be anyone’s pro­fes­sional men­tor hor­ror story).

Then there’s the whole das­tardly
busi­ness of what to do with them. I feel guilty for throw­ing them away
because I under­stand the cost involved in pro­duc­ing them. OK, maybe
I’m a sen­ti­men­tal hoarder because I have greet­ing cards from the
80’s. Nei­ther here nor there… I recently made a pledge to never accept
another busi­ness card again and not to own any either.

This is my real busi­ness card col­lec­tion in the pic — do you know of any busi­ness card crafts? 

Some peo­ple still col­lect them and put them in busi­ness card keep­ers in alpha­bet­i­cal order (or not) and or write
the info into an address book, and then maybe also type the info into
Out­look or some other online con­tact data­base. All that and a bag of
chips, I don’t like peo­ple that much to keep repeat­ing their con­tact
details. Seriously, I have joined the BCLF — Busi­ness Card Lib­er­a­tion Front.

So, I made that up — what­ever.

The other day I went to a meet­ing and
the site admin­is­tra­tor proudly bran­dished an expen­sive clean white
heavy linen stock busi­ness card with blue print and gold leaf at me
while ask­ing for mine… Michael, thank you but I’m going green. Let me just snap that and reply with my con­tact info. His response?

What????

Yeah bud.… this lit­tle elec­tronic device, barely larger than a busi­ness card itself, is like my best friend. Now hold the card by the edge for me and smile.… Snap! The infor­ma­tion tele­trans­ported via Cam­Card
directly into my device con­tact direc­tory and then through Google
Sync right into my Gmail account. With two more clicks on the key­pad he
had my con­tact info through Con­taxx (Just for Black­berry — don’t be a hater, find your own i/win/android apps).

Spock would be proud.

P.S. I paid for my own Cam­Card license and Con­taxx is FREE — just to keep the record straight.

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