The digital interrupt – Nicholas Bate

Another jagged insight from Nicholas Bate: “The digital interrupt is relentless, often trivial, sometimes insufferable, cunningly finding new channels…” The rest, here.

Staffed by mimes – @ThisIsSethsBlog

Great observation by Seth Godin: “Most people would never to choose to read it. Except the people who are stuck and confused, which is precisely the group you write instructions for. When in doubt, write it down. By all means, you still need pictures, even video. But there’s nothing to replace the specificity that comes from […]

Echoes through time: the empires of the future

“Let us go forward as with other matters and other measures similar in aim and effect – let us go forward in malice to none and good will to all. Such plans offer far better prizes than taking away other people’s provinces or lands or grinding them down in exploitation. The empires of the future […]

London's geospatial data – @BBCNewsMagazine

A great article on the BBC News site based on a new book, London: The Information Capital  by Dr James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti. The book presents a new collection of data maps of London that demonstrate the power of spatial data.  Some, like the map showing daily commutes, are new great surprise (though beautifully […]

London’s geospatial data – @BBCNewsMagazine

A great article on the BBC News site based on a new book, London: The Information Capital  by Dr James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti. The book presents a new collection of data maps of London that demonstrate the power of spatial data.  Some, like the map showing daily commutes, are new great surprise (though beautifully […]

I, Roomba – Nicholas Carr

Nicholas Carr on the moral code of automatic vacuum cleaners. It seems that the Roomba automatic vacuum (made by a company called iRobot) suffers a similar dilemma to the automatons conceived in Asimov‘s classic, “I, Robot“.  

Everybody needs …

a useless box: I want one.

Glow in the dark trees to replace streetlights

Very cool science.  Dezeen.com features a brief interview with Dutch designer-scientist Daan Roosegarde who plans to replace streetlights with trees.      

Are we not plankton? – Seth Godin

The infamous Ellen DeGeneres selfie is not flattering to anyone involved. Seth’s post is spot-on: “You are not plankton.  Neither are your customers.” Read the rest here.

Smartphone: parasite or vampire?

Nicholas Bate poses a vital question…

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