Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Things that have made my day this week: This great interview / video by IDEO of veteran mechanical engineer and industrial designer Jim Yurchenco Yurchenco worked on the design of the original Apple mouse, in the video he discusses his approach to design. It is also great to see him actually using real tools, rather… Continue reading Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Reading Time: < 1 minute US: NSA leaks should be no excuse for local storage mandates, which harm “organic” internet – this is a tacit recognition that the US intelligence community have damaged US technology businesses THE PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING REPORT: Real-Time Bidding Is Taking Over The Digital Ad Market – paywall New Culture, WPP, Leo Group rank top in APAC… Continue reading Links of the day | 在网上找到

Jargon watch: nearable

Reading Time: < 1 minute Back in the day shops and businesses where digitised using RFID tags that covered everything from lose prevention in shops and libraries (shop lifting to you and I) to providing payment systems like the Octopus and Oystercard. RFID tags were passive devices with a small amount of information on them; electromagnetic waves from a reader… Continue reading Jargon watch: nearable