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

Things that made my day this week: I’d been tuning things out whilst working with my headphones and listening to: Puma have got on the K-Pop bandwagon to sell sneakers to Indonesians A vintage advert from Apple that was all about storytelling through its customers. What’s On Your PowerBook Nike have launched a more polished […]

Is it China, or western companies in a financial crisis? Part 1

I was talking to friends about Apple’s letter to investors on January 2. This was almost a month after Jaguar Land Rover had disclosed sales problems in China. The key question that came out was how much were Apple milking the Chinese situation? Was the bulk of their problems really down do China? Or was […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Facebook Cannot be Deleted from Certain Android Phones – Search Engine Journal – pre-installs creating bloatware on phones like the PC industry did when profits got tight ‘I love my Mac!’ – Zoë Smith – “My phone rang, and the video I was watching on the computer paused!” – when we are running computers hundreds […]

Mac software recommendations

Why a list of Mac software recommendations and why me? I have been using Macs since my early cough, cough – ok let’s just say a long time. I bought my first Macs secondhand. The first one was a sit-up-and beg style Macintosh SE. This is in what nerds now call the Mac Classic style […]

Designing the Internet

David D Clark was involved in the designing the internet as it moved into the commercial sphere. He rose to prominence in the 1980s through to the mid-1990s. In the talk at Google’s Mountain View campus he goes over much of the process. The things he says about network economics and security is particularly interesting. […]