Jargon watch: smartphone zombie

Hong Kong was the first place that I had every been where on the mass transit system specifically warns you to not look over intently at your phone and pay sufficient attention to riding the escalator. Over 80 per cent of Hongkongers between the ages of 15 and 34 own a smartphone; so South China Morning […]

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‘Pepper’ Humanoid Robot Teardown (1) – Nikkei Technology Online – Softbank’s new robot was sold out within minutes of launch, interesting teardown by Nikkei Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: Skynet Ascendant – interesting essay by Cory on the linkage between literature and economic change Beats 1 request line – back to 1990, my local pirate station takes […]

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Remembering Nuon, the gaming chip that nearly changed the world—but didn’t | Ars Technica UK – was interesting as a bet against commotisation of PC hardware rather like CDi by Philips RISC vs CISC: What’s the Difference? | EE Times – interesting how architectures have become largely irrelevant over the past few years. It makes […]

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My ‘Kindle brain’

One of my friends had everything: a great husband second time around, a young healthy family, a nice house in a good neighbourhood and a great standard of living. I visited her when she was still on maternity leave and the afternoon went well, but one thing stuck in my mind: the concept of ‘baby […]

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Exactly what does Cannes celebrate? | canalside view – interesting prespectives Microsoft Said to Exit Display Ad Business, Cut 1,200 Jobs – Bloomberg Business – one can only wonder what will happen in the phone business Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 2 – Fortune – a good reason not to register your […]

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Jargon watch: generation n

I don’t know if this is a ‘thing’, generation n used to be shorthand for digital natives. However that concept lost currency as it become apparent that having technology all around you doesn’t necessarily make you digitally literate. Peter Hinssen postulates that the ‘n’ actually means network native, it is as much about Dale Carnegie […]

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