Links of the day

Europe faces ‘inflationary shock,’ EU says – International Herald Tribune – it will hit the poorest people hardest Google sites drive a third of UK Internet traffic, says Hitwise | Technology | Guardian Unlimited – sounds a bit low given that seven out of ten internet journeys start with search Insiders: 7 Confessions Of An […]

Deliciously wrong II

A while ago I blogged about children’s cigarette packets that had ambiguous designs which may encourage children to smoke as adults. You can see that post ‘Deliciously Wrong‘ here. Cyber Candy had some new package designs. Death Row cigarettes are really exceptionally honest or trying to singlehandly bring back a west coast gangsta rap revival […]

Links of the day

NHK’s ‘Domo-kun’ to be aired in 101 countries › Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion – Way cool Domo-kun is a bit of an icon, looking forward to seeing his TV debut in UK Facebook | Lexicon – Facebook’s answer to Google Zeitgeist Europe Lags on Internet Penetration, Moves Ahead on Broadband Take-Up – interesting […]

Jargon Watch: BYM

Buy Your Mind (BYM) – the exact opposite to DIY-culture. Instead of tinkering and hacking hardware, customising a set of jeans or designing your own t-shirt range (even if its, Threadless, Spreadshirt, Le Fraise or Cafe Press printing them) you purchase someone else’s designs. This came from a sub-titled video that I watched  at the […]

Links of the day

Hong Kong smart card service in its 11th year on PSFK – nice article on how HKG’s funky Octopus card kicks ass (I use mine to pay for popcorn at the AMC cinema in Pacific Place as well as getting around HKG), whilst LDN’s Oyster is about as much use as one hand clapping. Once […]