Jargon Watch: Toyota-isation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Toyota-isation – Deserts surfaces that contain microscopic lichen, algae and other particles are being disrupted as everyone (whose anyone) in the North Africa, the South West United States and the Middle East have given up their camels for Toyota Landcruisers. This has meant that the amount of dust that is picked up by storms has… Continue reading Jargon Watch: Toyota-isation

Escape a date

Reading Time: < 1 minute US mobile phone company Cingular has come up with an Escape A Date service. An example message, from their press release launching the service shows how it works: Hey, this is your escape-a-date call. If you’re looking for an excuse, I got it. Just repeat after me, and you’ll be on your way! “Not again!… Continue reading Escape a date

Five star living

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trendwatching is back with a pattern that they call five star living, where property developers and high-end resort or hotels sell a home away from home to the super dumb but loaded. They put a whole pile of luxury living brand experience about it, but what they are seeing is the window dressing not the… Continue reading Five star living