ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 3 minutes Looking back at the Snowden revelations – A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering – The brilliant thing about the Snowden leaks was that he didn’t tell us much of anything. He showed us. Most of the revelations came in the form of a Powerpoint slide deck, the misery of which somehow made it all more … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

I like: StarTech Thunderbolt 3 adapter

Reading Time: 2 minutes I like the StarTech Thunderbolt 3 adapter, or to give it its full name: StarTech.com TBT3TBTADAP Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter. Like many people who have bought a new Apple laptop recently. The move to USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 has been extremely disruptive. I spent a fortune on new accessories. One thing I wasn’t … Read moreI like: StarTech Thunderbolt 3 adapter

By innovation only. Yet another iPhone launch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Apple’s September 10 event ‘By innovation only’ marked the autumn season of premium smartphone launches. It is also a bellwether of what we can expect from the technology sector. Mark Twain’s ‘History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes’ fits especially well in the smartphone business. From a consumer perspective Apple’s 2019/20 iPhone range is basically … Read moreBy innovation only. Yet another iPhone launch

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes WSJ City | Young Chinese Spending Creates Worrying Debt – looks like a credit bubble waiting to happen A European Perspective on Boeing’s 737 MAX Debacle: An “Existential Crisis” for a National Champion | naked capitalism – Boeing’s Crashes Expose Systemic Failings – fascinating Spiegel article of which this pulls out the highlights BangBros Acquires, … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Dieter Rams

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was watching the Dieter Rams documentary – Rams: Principles of Good Design by film maker Gary Hustwit and a small section jumped out at me. Digitisation diminishes our experience of things. Pictures appear and disappear one after the other without leaving a trace up here (pointing to his head). This goes insanely fast.  And … Read moreDieter Rams