Archive for May, 2008

Rehab is for quitters

Friday, May 30th, 2008Sang Amy Winehouse. Well she didn't exactly say that, but the thought crossed my mind, when I stopped by my favourite wine shop in Cambridge called Bacchanalia.Because the owner Paul Bowles was reading an article about his shop published in ...

Connectivity unleashes productivity

Thursday, May 29th, 2008Kevin Kelly gives us a blow by blow account of a speech made at the Long Now Foundation about decentralising control, the Gameen Bank and how that has helped local and poor populations presented by Iqbar ...

Gen C – Don’t live for work

Thursday, May 29th, 2008Everyone likes to call them Gen Y - Why? as Y stands for nothing much - whereas GenC stands for the Community Generation. Anyway nitpicking over...Teenagers and young adults - the so-called Generation Y - have watched with horror as ...

Gen C – Don’t live for work

Thursday, May 29th, 2008Everyone likes to call them Gen Y - Why? as Y stands for nothing much - whereas GenC stands for the Community Generation. Anyway nitpicking over...Teenagers and young adults - the so-called Generation Y - have watched with horror as ...

The shock of the old

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008The leader in the Observer this weekend on the Hay-on-Wye book festival raised some pertinent points of interest for me.Old technology has a noble history of refusing to die. For decades, vinyl has defied the march ...

The economics of abundance and human behaviour

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008What information consumes is rather obvious. It consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention.Said the economist Herbert ...

Punctuated Equilibrium for the Johnston Press

Friday, May 16th, 2008Its sad when you see entire industries under threat - its sad when those industries also have only themselves to blame. Sometimes however they just cant see it coming - Blindsided As Stephen Jay Gould wroteStructural or mental ...

The future of TV – Monaco

Thursday, May 15th, 2008I have meet some interesting people in Monaco.Thoughts : panel-based audience measurement - and counting for the digital age is madness...Steam age technology in the digital agePeople are still hung up on the furniture (formats) of commercial messaging...We need new ...

The advertising arms race in social networks

Saturday, May 10th, 2008The Stampede For Social Network Dollars Intensifies writes Diane MermigasThe race to monetize and leverage the power of social networks is turning into a stampede, as evidenced by Microsoft?s recently renewed efforts to acquire Facebook in the wake ...

Hollywood goes gaming

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008'Gaming is now a bigger industry than cinema' said Bobbie JohnsonAnd now we find one of Hollywoods finest Steven Speilberg creating a game for the WiiOn May 6 Steven Spielberg will release his first collaboration with game publisher ...

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