Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute The complexity of Chinese typing. Worthwhile considering when one thinks about Chinese internet behaviour and the popularity of gaming (because chat can be a pain) Meet Liam. He has 5000 Instagram followers, but no pulse. | Campaign Asia – Nikuro is Japan’s first male virtual influencer. A 3D computer-sculpted head mapped onto to a live-action […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Huawei plagiarism – while most people were talking online about Apple’s service offerings and their alignment with existing providers, I was struck by these screen shots from a Huawei ad currently running on CCTV 2 in China. These seem to visually indistinguishable to Apple’s MacBook Pro and iPhone X series of phones. We don’t get […]

Ken Kocienda: product and software design

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting talk with Ken Kocienda, covering his experience on product management and software design at Apple. Kocienda was a software engineer at Apple during Steve Jobs second time as CEO. Kocienda has since written a book – Creative Selection about his experiences. Interesting bits include: Apple’s approach to open source in 2001 The role of […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 3 minutes Swedish technology could make geothermal energy as mainstream as wind and solar | Quartz – interesting because it deals with the lumpy supply issue of wind and solar in the energy mix UK cash system ‘on the verge of collapse’, report finds | Money | The Guardian – putting the Queen on debit cards anyone? […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Pioneer Axe was an old-time US manufacturing company. This documentary film about their manufacturing process was made just prior to the the business closing. I’m a sucker for these kind of films. This is one of a series of ads done for RACV Pet Insurance in Australia. It’s the kind of work you’d be proud […]