Reading Time: 2 minutes Things that made my day this week. The top thing would be catching up with old friends. ‘Old is gold’ as they say. I got to go to the Bicester Village outlet centre (as guide rather than shopper) and the contrast between the restaurants just outside the village was an eye-opener to my foreign guests. […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Things that made my day this week: It kicked off with a strong Chinese theme. 1980 Video of Tian Jinqin, “Originator of Chinese Electronic Music” | RADII China – China was slower on the uptake electronic music because of the cultural revolution. Tian Jinqin developed some interesting instruments based on traditional Chinese instruments as well […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.