I am skipping past Thing 7 but I will come back to it shortly!
Thing 8 is Google Calendar. I only started using this relatively recently.
Like most I used to be happy with a pocket paper diary but unfortunately this left my colleagues frequently unsure as to when I was around or where I had disappeared off to. To help remedy this I acquired a Dell Axim x30 PDA and started using Outlook. It was already a dated bit of kit at the time but it has served me well and I am not looking forward to it finally pushing up the digital daisies (a relative has taken to buying replacements for his Psion on ebay when they die but I don’t care for it that much).
I have stayed away from Google Calendar for lack of need. Lately it has also joined the group of sites that do not work with IE6 so it is hard to use at work. However – I recently took on looking after a Google Calendar for Cilip in London where I am adding events that may be of interest to those working in knowledge, library and information roles. The Calendar also feeds through to the CILIP in London Twitter account. The plan will be to slowly build up a group of people who keep an eye out for things of interest and of CPD organisers who want to promote their events. Please have a look and send suggestions along for items to add.