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Jay is the Broker / Owner of Thompson's Realty in Phoenix, Arizona. A self-professed "Man with a blogging problem" he can be found across the Interweb, including at the Phoenix Real Estate Guy blog where he opines on all things real estate and tosses out random musings.



  1. Todd Carpenter

    August 25, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Thank you Jay. I’m going to share that video with everyone who flips out when I tell them they don’t need to store their archived emails in folders.

  2. Dale Chumbley

    August 25, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Jay, great find! Such good food for thought. I’m with Todd, all of my customers are their own folder in Outlook and each property address has its own folder in that file. I can pull anything I need within seconds going back 5 years now. I love it. Makes life so much easier…

  3. Mack in Atlanta

    August 25, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Just another reminder of how much more efficient we can be in today’s marketplace verses the good old days.

  4. Laura Cannon

    August 25, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Love it! Talk about paradigm shift. I can remember sifting through the card catalog when I was a kid and later scoffing at Wikipedia as intellectually weak. Today I rarely go to the library, and I visit Wikipedia several times a week for random information. Great post! Thanks!

  5. Glenn fm Naples

    August 25, 2008 at 10:46 am

    One thing not shown is the filtering of information – true expertise from false misconceptions – but it does allow for the sharing of knowledge.

  6. ines

    August 25, 2008 at 11:51 am

    nicely put video with great food for thought – now to analyze the subjectivity of information

  7. Matthew Rathbun

    August 25, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Very good… I was on the hunt for another video to use in training classes..

  8. Jay Thompson

    August 25, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    What I found remarkable was the amount of information out there. Nine billion web pages. The human mind can’t conceive of how much 9,000,000,000 is. If you could view one web page every second, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, it would take you over 285 years to view them all.

    That’s a lot of information. Even if 90% of it is crap, that still leaves 900,000,000 pages….

  9. Craig Barrett

    August 25, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Great find Jay. That was fascinating to watch years of how we processed, managed, and compiled information in 5:29 and how it continues to change.

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