Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

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It’s been a long and development-filled week so I crashed on Friday night instead of finishing this post, my bad. Anyway my five things this week:

My colleague Laura showed this inventive Walmart advert (sorry it’s on YouTube so some of you may not be able to view it). It emphasises family values and slapstick humour.

I watched The Bourne Legacy earlier this week and I still don’t know what to make of it.

Kudos to BlinkBox for having a mix of ad-supported free programmes and pay per view films and TV series.

This public service announcement video was done in 1995 after Cindy Gaffney was inspired by an SGI workstation internet technology demonstration at a conference.

At the time, this seemed fantastic, yet now Skype, Viber and Weixin are my phone services, Amazon is is my department store. Google Earth allowed my parents to revisit some of the places in Ireland where they spent their courtship together. My job is ‘on the internet’ as the video puts it.

I can vividly remember using the System 7 OS on the Macs in the background and used to own a Mac back when they were in a similar place to where RIM and Nokia are at the moment.

Bryan Singer is producing a cool new web series called H+ which acts as a cautionary tale to technology augmenting the brain. Some of the interface designs are really nice, expect them to appear as prior art in a technology IP court case at some point in the future.

Apologies this week to those of my audience who can’t see the video content which seems to be exclusively on YouTube this week.