A site named Sue

Reading Time: 2 minutes When Johnny Cash sung A Boy named Sue, he knew the value of a name. I thought of Johnny Cash, when I was reading danah boyd’s blog. danah talked about her new car and the way she named it and I thought about my first ride. My first car was a dilapidated Fiat 500 called […]

Its not them, it’s us

Reading Time: 1 minute Filed under: marketing, consumer, design, business, consumer behaviour, electronics, technology — renaissancechambara @ 10:28 pm Commodore Vic 20 Originally uploaded by renaissancechambara. I got forwarded an interesting link from AdAge.com ‘Americans Spend an Average of $1,200 Annually on Gadgets — but Don’t Understand Much of the Tech They’re Buying‘ that highlighted research about consumers and […]

Uploading innovation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Uploading Innovation was an unconference organised by Policyunplugged and NESTA. I was invited to attend by Steve Moore; I had no expectations about what to expect. After a short stand-up lunch that allowed me to meet a couple of the attendees. Compared to other events that I have been to, there was a high proportion […]

Seidenberg’s Folly?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Who is Ivan Seidenberg? Ivan Seidenberg is head of Verizon, a U.S. telecoms company based in New Jersey, they jointly own one of the U.S.’s largest mobile phone operators with Vodafone and are provide landlines to Americans living on the eastern seaboard. They are a direct descendant of the Bell Telephone Co. a former telecoms […]

I haven’t got a clue (and neither has Sony)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sony announced yesterday that it was pulling out of the PDA marketplace by stopping making the Clie range. There has been much analysis already of this on all the usual suspect sites online. The good news is that they are managing the process in such a way that existing customers won’t get shafted. They deserve […]