I can still see it…that green-faced hybrid freak show of a device. Its cumbersome bulk slowly emerged from behind the modestly adorned Christmas tree of my girlfriend’s home. With a dead thunk, it soon rested at her feet. Bemused, she carefully removed the wrapping paper...

Does this sound familiar? You grab a fresh cup of coffee, and open up the latest report from QuickBooks, Google Analytics, your music testing service or any one of dozens of other sources. You hope for a few moments of solitude and reflection as you...