Pointless but beautiful

I came across Nexus: a facebook application which shows the relationships between your facebook friends. I was impressed by the groupings, which differentiated between groupings that I knew through social media, my time working inhouse and agency life as three clusters. But better than all that it just looks so darned pretty, kind of like […]

Links of the day

Facebook Exodus – NYTimes.com Microsoft’s secret ‘screw Google’ meetings in D.C. — DailyFinance – reminds me of the old ‘anti-Linux’ programmes and the infamous Hallowe’en documents. Haute Dim Sum in Hong Kong – The Moment Blog – NYTimes.com – Dim sum restaurants for me to check out next time that I am over in Hong […]

Oprah Time: The Age of Spiritual Machines:When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is a technological rock star, responsible for great music synthesisers and much of the developments around optical character recognition and speech recognition. This is what makes him a good futurist. The fact that he has had his hands dirty. The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence is a book of […]

Links of the day

Remembering Ted Kennedy — Big Think Gapers Block – Seven Crimes to Consider Before Music Piracy Altimeter Group Expands With Addition of Industry Veterans – MarketWatch Full List – 50 Best Websites 2009 – TIME Online PR is all about Community – video by the folks at RealWire A consumer paradigm for China – some […]

The cultural impact of Barack Obama

It was obvious that Barack Obama represented a change in style, tempo and agenda of the US government, but what wasn’t obvious to the international audience is the cultural impact that Mr Obama has had on his country’s culture. Science fiction mirrors the nature of its society, Invaders of the Bodysnatchers and Starship Troopers were […]