Jorge Luis Borges wrote, “Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.” And it’s still as close a definition as we have. This is a great podcast from Radiolab, where, as they describe it, “we try our hand at unlocking the mysteries of time. We stretch and bend it, wrestle with its subjective nature, and wrap our minds around strategies to standardize it…stopping along the way at a 19th-century railroad station in Ohio, a track meet, and a Beethoven concert.”
Harvest has today implemented a new way to integrate its time tracking product directly into existing project management applications. It’s called the Harvest Platform.
Our new Developer Platform launched today, and TechCrunch explains it, in their own words.
To be human is to be aware of the passage of time; no concept lies closer to the core of our consciousness.
No other software has given me as much joy as this timekeeping tool. And it’s so much more than “just” a timekeeping tool. It helps me keep a pulse on my business, on what we’re selling (hours), on my most cherished inventory (my team) and how they are using their time. The reporting is amazing – I can literally pull up the dashboard and at the blink of an eye see where we stand against budgets, what activities we’re spending the most time on, who’s spending more or less time than expected where. Of course, I can also tell at a glance who has done their time sheet – like I said, pure joy.
Talking and thinking about, constantly referring to or noticing the time can actually be a way to pass the time. I realize this sounds mind-numblingly obvious, but it’s actually the most amazing thing I learned from my Clock experience. Time will always be passed, it will keep moving, and it can even be entertaining and fun to watch it move. The Clock was probably the first time I’ve watched time gone by and not felt anxious, compulsive or impatient. For that alone, I count it as a fairly incredible achievement. [“The Clock” film Closes tomorrow, August 1st! Lincoln Center, 61 West 62nd Street, Manhattan, NYC]