Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 2 minutes Things that made my day this week. The top thing would be catching up with old friends. ‘Old is gold’ as they say. I got to go to the Bicester Village outlet centre (as guide rather than shopper) and the contrast between the restaurants just outside the village was an eye-opener to my foreign guests. … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 2 minutes Things that made my day this week: It kicked off with a strong Chinese theme. 1980 Video of Tian Jinqin, “Originator of Chinese Electronic Music” | RADII China – China was slower on the uptake electronic music because of the cultural revolution. Tian Jinqin developed some interesting instruments based on traditional Chinese instruments as well … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Jargon watch: Eroom’s Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes Eroom’s Law is a metaphor that compares other business processes to the virtuous circle of Moore’s Law. It is literally Moore’s Law in reverse. Industries have developed processes that are getting ever more expensive.  Once could consider that is inversely proportional to the way semiconductor manufacture  reduced the relative cost of computing power over time. … Read moreJargon watch: Eroom’s Law

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 … Read moreThings I’d like to see in 2018

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.