Jargon watch: Eroom’s Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes Eroom’s Law is a metaphor that compares other business processes to the virtuous circle of Moore’s Law. It is literally Moore’s Law in reverse. Industries have developed processes that are getting ever more expensive.  Once could consider that is inversely proportional to the way semiconductor manufacture  reduced the relative cost of computing power over time. […]

Things I’d like to see in 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes There are a number of people who have done great trends / predictions for 2018. I thought that I would focus on what I would like to see. Smartphones are stuck in a period of innovation stuckness. It is becoming increasingly difficult to justify upgrades to your handset. This has had knock-on effects to mobile […]

Charlie Stross at the Chaos Computer Club conference

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting lens on history, predictions and futurology by science fiction writer Charlie Stross. Culture has a role (and attendant responsibility) in shaping the direction of technology. Stross’ talk is an essay on unintended consequences, design, regulation and economics.

Christina Xu on Chinese user experience and consumer behaviour

Reading Time: 1 minute I’ve been a big fan of Christina Xu’s work for a while and this presentation is a great example of his work. Bookmark it; watch it during your lunch break its well worthwhile. Great examples of online to offline (O2O) interaction in processes and services that are continually expanding.  Interesting points about the lack of […]

Oprah time: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Reading Time: 2 minutes I took the opportunity in June to re-read Daniel Kahneman’s work Thinking Fast and Slow. Kahneman uses storytelling from key points in his career to take the audience on a journey through biases and better decision-making. From a book that is obviously aimed at a consumer audience it has an outsized impact on marketers. Presentations […]