Links of the day | 在网上找到

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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Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that made my day over the last week Space Dogyssey – beautiful college student animated film Great panel discussion with three great designers of electronic music instruments: Roger Linn (LinnDrum, Linn 9000, Akai MPC originator), Dave Smith (Prophet 5, MIDI inventor) and Tom Oberheim (Oberheim Voice synthesisers) Great early mix from The Latin Rascals […]

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Daihatsu Releases 3rd Model of Copen Sporty Minicar – Nikkei Technology Online – customisable car, with manufacturer kits to change the vehicle appearance Why We Encrypt | Schneier on Security – another good read by Bruce Schneier WPP, Daily Mail and SnapChat launch content agency Truffle Pig | Campaign – its like war, pestilence and famine coming together […]

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An odyssey to get online

This year I will have been connected to the internet for 20 years. I actually had email even longer. Back in 1994, I was working on a temporary contact at a company called Optical Fibres – a collaboration between Corning and UK cable maker BICC. Even back then there was price pressure on optical fibre […]

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