Roger Angell: Life in the Nineties

Roger Angell: Life in the Nineties: I’d happily read a blog of letters from old people passing on their wisdom and experience. There’s something earned by longevity that contrasts so deeply with the daily throwaway content from ‘experts’ that riddles our every day.

February 27th, 2014


The One Quality Every Startup Needs to Survive

The One Quality Every Startup Needs to Survive:

He had stumbled upon that one, critical missing ingredient — an ingredient that Rosenstein and Asana’s leadership have accepted as key to their success: Clarity.

Whatever you call it, establishing the clear “why” and making sure everyone is on the same page is an unmeasurable but essential priority in my book.

February 21st, 2014


Why Augur?

Why Augur?:

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PR has become a much maligned industry. And perhaps there’s some fairness to the criticism. Over the last 100 years, its “two-way street” origin decayed into something designed to match broadcast media’s growth with scalable profitability.

But as a result, shifting patterns of attention…

February 21st, 2014


Like it or not, Dungeon Keeper is the future of LCD gaming

Like it or not, Dungeon Keeper is the future of LCD gaming:

By me:

“There has been a lot of fuss about the new ‘free-to-play’ Dungeon Keeper on iOS and Android. For much of the gaming community, it’s a new watermark for how the freemium model is ruining their favourite passtime. But like it or not, we’re going to have to get used to it. You can bet EA is making money from it, it must be cheaper to develop and there’s a lower risk of nobody playing and sharing it with their friends.”

February 19th, 2014


The Graph That Changed Jon Bell

The Graph That Changed Jon Bell

February 11th, 2014


A tragic example

Supposedly I’m defence of working at a huge agency. Wow.

“In a smaller agency, you may not have the resources to try new things, e.g. hire a small unit of people to do social media. “

February 8th, 2014


Is this article pure crap or is it just me?

Is this article pure crap or is it just me?: I imagine a conversation diverging along the lines of:
“Ask us about ambiguous areas of our business so we can publish a statement.”

Utter crap.

February 8th, 2014


Is this article a plant?

WSJ Interviews Tim Cook:

I imagine conversation along the lines of:
“Ask us about ambiguous areas of our business so we can publish a statement.”

February 8th, 2014


Quantum Dots: Band name or display technology?

Quantum Dots: Band name or display technology?:

Quantum Dots

Quantum Dots provide an amazing super high technology performance enhancement for LCDs through a unique application of Quantum Physics. By incorporating them within the Backlight the LCDs then produce highly saturated primary colors that are similar to those produced by OLED displays, plus they also improve the brightness and power efficiency at the same time.

February 5th, 2014