The netbook is dead, long live the netbook

FastCompany published a good analysis of the netbook phenomena where they argue that the netbook as a growth item is over and has now just become another class of PC. This makes sense and we have seen it with other devices in the past, such as the Palm PDA. I think however that the netbook […]

Links of the day

Canon Electronics – PR fail Unilever to Test Mobile Coupons – WSJ.com Apple raises retail stakes against Microsoft • The Register How People Share Online Video – eMarketer Report: Server sales declined 24.5 percent in first quarter – SiliconValley.com – it isn’t all due to virtualisation either Omniture Adds Facebook Data to Business Comparative Tools […]

iPhone does a Facebook

I was reading the WSJ blogs and came across Andy Jordan’s article on ‘crap apps’ iPhone applications that are the code equivalent of the whoopee cushion or the paper hat that you get in a Christmas cracker. In ‘The Trucker Hats of iPhone Apps’, one of the people interviewed rationalises these applications as ‘…add users […]

Links of the day

What Makes Us Happy? – The Atlantic (June 2009) You need Doug Winfield | Facebook – Doug is a social media expert who is promoting himself to prospective employers leveraging social media. Check it out! RTÉ Business: Santander to scrap British brands 74% of Employees Agree Their Social Media Antics Can Ruin Your Company’s Reputation […]

A cultural energy crisis?

Mark Fisher argued in Running on empty that I discovered in the New Statesman online that culture lacked the energy it had in previous decades: the noughties are encompassed by a sense of cultural deceleration. He argues that cultural changes were driven by technology and that these technologies gave cultures their indelible mark: what he calls […]