The big challenge of predicting the future is the high probability of failure. The future is not linear – it’s lumpy.
Nokia’s designs on Apple | FT.com – interview with Marko Ahtisaari. On privacy: “The industrial logic of every single social network is that those terms of service will be renegotiated very quickly.” On interface design “All the touchscreen interfaces are very immersive. You have to put your head down. What Nokia is very good at is designing for mobile use: one-handed, in the pocket. Giving people the ability to have their head up again is critical to how we evolve user interfaces.” No comments on why the N900 and N97 are the worst of both worlds – bring back the Communicator form factor
FT.com / Companies / Retail – Gome reappoints ousted Bain directors – its like a tele-novella
FORA.tv – Is the Pursuit of Happiness Making Us Miserable? – is our relentless striving to feel good no matter what actually making us miserable? Would we be better to accept that life comes with good times and bad, and make peace with that?
Conversation Catalysts — MS&L – interesting source of stats on social media conversations about brands
News : NDS – UK Government wire service
Packing Tips From Professional Travelers – NYTimes.com – thanks to Salim for this gem