The Playful World: How Technology Is Transforming Our Imagination by Mark Pesce

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Playful World was written by Mark Pesce. Pesce was an early pioneer of the web. He was instrumental in bringing a 3d interface to the web through a standard called VRML. This was an early attempt to provide the kind of experience envisaged by the likes of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson in cyberpunk… Continue reading The Playful World: How Technology Is Transforming Our Imagination by Mark Pesce

Links of the day

Reading Time: < 1 minute Total Telecom – Low-cost handsets to account for half of all mobile phones by 2014 Google’s new search update “Caffeine” changes both look and feel | VentureBeat Delicious Founder: I Wish I Had Not Sold to Yahoo gethuman.com – hacks to get a human operator on the end of the phone NY Mag Commenters Get… Continue reading Links of the day

Galapagos syndrome

Reading Time: < 1 minute When Darwin arrived at the Galapagos islands, he came across species that had fantastically evolved from their counterparts elsewhere due to their prolonged isolation. Galapagos syndrome is used by Japanese telecoms executives such as Takeshi Natsuno, who developed the i-Mode system and now teaches at Tokyo’s Keio University  to describe the Japanese handset market and… Continue reading Galapagos syndrome