The media of me: it’s not about the technology

Reading Time: 5 minutes Wadds came up with 13 theses about media with more than a nod and a wink to The Cluetrain Manifesto. The main thrust of it is that the media model is broken, technology has a lot of the blame at its door. Picking through it are some worthy aspirations, but it was diagnosing symptoms rather … Read moreThe media of me: it’s not about the technology

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Reading Time: 1 minute Things that made my day this week: Pretty much everything that you really need to know about fake news. Scott Galloway framed these questions as the ones that politicians should be asking of Facebook et al; I also think that smart shareholders should be putting these questions on the table as well Air France Music … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Out and about: Blade Runner 2049

Reading Time: 2 minutes *** No plot spoilers*** Where do you start when talking about Blade Runner 2049 – the most hyped film of the year? Blade Runner 2049 starts up some 20 years after the original film. It captures the visuals of the original film, moving it onwards.  The plot has a series of recursive sweeps that tightly … Read moreOut and about: Blade Runner 2049

Apple Special Event and Security

Reading Time: 2 minutes Apple’s facial recognition has spurred a number of discussions about the privacy trade-offs in the iPhone X. Experts Weigh Pros, Cons of FaceID Authentication in iPhone X | Dark Reading – One concern about FaceID is in its current implementation, only one face can be used per device, says Pepijn Bruienne, senior R&D engineer at … Read moreApple Special Event and Security

The Bell Pottinger Post

Reading Time: 5 minutes PR firm Bell Pottinger has got entangled in a mess of the South African government and the Gupta family.  More people have written about this in depth, so I will just link to them at the bottom of the post. Here’s some thoughts on it all There but for the grace of God go I … Read moreThe Bell Pottinger Post