Oprah time: The Master Switch by Tim Wu

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Master Switch author Tim Wu is an American lawyer, professor and expert  on internet matters. He is main claim to fame is coining the phrase ‘net neutrality’ back in 2003. He is well known as an advocate of the open internet. One needs to bear all this in mind when thinking about The Master […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 3 minutes I love Connie Chan’s blog posts and presentations. In this talk she covers how Asian applications manage to squeeze so much more features into their apps than their western equivalent to provide a fuller eco-system of services that she terms super-apps. Interesting couple of articles on the user behaviour associated voice command enabled speakers – […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute Benedict Evans on ten-year future predictions (well as good as anyone can) YouGov | Who is on top in the Nike vs. Adidas battle? – UK only data The bitcoin drugs trade is highly centralised | FT Alphaville – looks that the cryptocurrency bubble could burst pronto How an unknown Chinese phone maker became No […]

Things I’d like to see in 2018

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 […]

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.