There's been a bit of a change over at Accounting Tomorrow headquarters.

Drum roll, please.

We've launched a new technology platform that hosts, as well as our parent site,

What does this mean to you?

It means you'll find a new look to our site and to WebCPA, and hopefully, you'll find it a more enjoyable experience to navigate around.

But what's most exciting to us is our new commenting function - which we think is much easier on the eyes and less frustrating to use.

So go ahead, comment away, and let's get the discussions going.

Speaking of technology and reader comments, one recent story attracted a flurry of back and forth. Nicholas Gaffney, a partner at Infinite Public Relations in San Francisco, wrote about free technology tools applicable for any generation.

Gaffney listed 24 of his firm's favorite technologies, including Free Conference Call, a Web-based service that allows you to record phone meetings and consultations, run tele-seminars and turn everything into easily downloadable audios; PBwiki, which provides on-demand collaboration to manage projects, share and store documents, and collaborate; PDF Download, a tool that magically converts any Web page (so long as it's not protected) into a PDF file; and a handful of Google products to keep you busy for days.

As a result of Nick's story, readers chimed in with a few of their own personal favorites: Gmail; toodledo, an online to-do list; and Xobni, an Outlook plug-in that helps you search and organize your inbox.

A plethora of other topics have also found their way onto Accounting Tomorrow. Here is a roundup:

* How can you tell if a Gen Yer hates his boss? Why does Gen Y feel so entitled to a huge salary? According to Penelope Trunk, founder of Brazen Careerist, a Web service to help companies find candidates, Gen Y doesn't actually feel entitled to a huge salary. In fact, they often choose other things over salary.

* Apparently, accountants aren't the only ones about to face a mass retirement exodus. The nation could lose roughly one third of its teachers during the next four years, according to a recent report. And recruiting won't help. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel - in the form of retired Baby Boomers who still want to work.

Thanks to all who have come forward with great intergenerational ideas for Accounting Tomorrow. But, yes, we are still seeking submissions. Feel free to contact us at Or find us on Facebook and Twitter. We're there; are you?

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