Mac software recommendations

Reading Time: 7 minutes Why a list of Mac software recommendations and why me? I have been using Macs since my early cough, cough – ok let’s just say a long time. I bought my first Macs secondhand. The first one was a sit-up-and beg style Macintosh SE. This is in what nerds now call the Mac Classic style … Read moreMac software recommendations

Good strategy

Reading Time: 2 minutes A couple of tweets on good strategy by Matt Holt inspired this post. Strategy and planning are considered to be disrupted by changes in the advertising industry. It often boils down to ‘ who needs good strategy when you have big data / machine learning’. Big data tells you retrospectively where you should have zigged … Read moreGood strategy

The influencers post

Reading Time: 6 minutes Mark Ritson wrote an op-ed over at Marketing Week on influence and influencers. Whilst it lacked nuance on the subject area, a lot of what it said is true. Go over and have a read; I’ll be waiting for when you come back. Whilst I disagree on the finer points, what Ritson wrote needed to be … Read moreThe influencers post

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.

BBC Reith font, Johnston & San Francisco

Reading Time: 2 minutes Whilst looking for the new BBC ‘Reith’ font – which they’ve done in-house to update Gills Sans and not pay licence fees, I came across this interesting specification on global web page design by the BBC. Mark Ovenden talks about the new font as part of a wider appreciation of Gill Sans and Johnston (the … Read moreBBC Reith font, Johnston & San Francisco