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

Reading Time: 1 minute BMW’s X7 advert about the Legend of Old McLanden has been cited as a piece of feminist advertising. I won’t spoil it for you watch the clip and you’ll see why. I think that its part of something different which has been less heralded: a return to craft in advertising. We’re starting to see a […]

Jargon watch: ICE-ing

Reading Time: 2 minutes ICE-ing – a method of protest using vehicles with internal combustible engines. Sometimes writing posts are a matter of serendipity. I was out walking in Stepney Green and came across a series of electric vehicle charging points. I hadn’t paid any attention to them before. Right about the time that I noticed them; I saw […]

Technology sector macro issues perspective with Reid Hoffman

Reading Time: 1 minute This video stands in sharp comparison to the Ayn Rand-loving frat-bro culture that seems to infect technology  sector companies based in Silicon Valley. Hoffman is cut from different cloth and represents a slightly older generation in the technology sector who pioneered the dot.com era. He grew up in Berkeley, back when the technology sector was […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 4 minutes Naughty List – Secured.fyi – Alpha – great simple checklist for n00bs. The answer per platform needs more nuance Justice Dept. Revives Push to Mandate a Way to Unlock Phones – The New York Times – Clipper Chip style bullshit that is bad for consumers and governments since it will be broken and used by […]

Black flag operation Facebook advertising?

Reading Time: 1 minute In the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump there is an increased focus on Facebook advertising. I would have thought that the one I was served the other day would have been the equivalent of a three-alarm fire for the advertising team? I didn’t have the presence of mind to look at […]