Internet freedom

Reading Time: 9 minutes Sacha Baron Cohen won an award and made a speech on internet freedom at the Anti-Defamation League awards. He’s a really good orator. Sufficiently good that the likes of Alphabet, Facebook and Twitter must be thankful that he doesn’t have a political office (yet). Check it out, its well worth half an hour of your … Read moreInternet freedom

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes Horace Dediu on the transformation of the car into a smartphone. Not a technology revolution that particularly excites me. I prefer things that can kill me to be using highly reliable real time operating systems with no real time network connectivity – if they have to run software at all. Former Thai finance minister Suchart … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Things that made my day this week

Reading Time: < 1 minute New York public transport gets into the spirit of Hallowe’en – MTA Making Subway Scarier Than Usual This Month – Gothamist  Great profile on the director of The Host and Parasite: Bong Joon-ho profile: How the Parasite director is weaponizing the blockbuster.  Interesting public safety campaign – How the patron saint of chimney sweeps is … Read moreThings that made my day this week

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute TV shopping channels are huge in Korea. Asian Boss did this great interview with Choi Hyun-woo, one of the most successful shopping TV pitchmen (pitchwoman) in Korea. Good document on how consumer behaviour and technology will affect the future of retailing and e-commerce by Sparks & Honey. Truth, Trust and The Future of Commerce from … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

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