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Oakley MP3 glasses

Published: (Updated: ) in design | 設計 | 예술과 디자인 | デザイン by .

Ok, its the Sunday morning (late) after the Saturday night, your feet are aching, your clothes stink of cigarettes and your ear drums have been desensitised by the music power of a night club sound system. You want calming sounds at relatively low volume, which makes a pair of MP3 glasses sensible. Your best mate […]

Lead the internet

Published: (Updated: ) in china | 中國 | 중국 | 中華, innovation | 革新 | 독창성 | 改変, online | 線上 | 온라인으로 | オンライン, technology | 技術 | 기술 | テクノロジー, telecoms | 電信 | 통신 | テレコム, wireless | 無線 |무선 네트워크 | 無線 by .

America historically has been the best position to lead the Internet. It deliberately set up multilateral open bodies that set many of the technology standards. It benefited from this approach and is now home to many of the main companies whose technology underpins and makes use of the Internet. That might be changing. A small […]

Barcode turns 30

Published: (Updated: ) in culture | 文明 | 미디어와 예술 | 人文, design | 設計 | 예술과 디자인 | デザイン, ireland | 愛爾蘭| 아일랜드 | アイルランド, media | 媒體 | 미디어 | メディア, retailing | 零售 | 소매업 | 小売業, technology | 技術 | 기술 | テクノロジー by .

The Boston Globe online has a mildly interesting article about the UPC (universal product code) or barcode that graces all our groceries. They give a potted history of the code and mention the various urban myths that rose around it including: The article goes on about the inventory savings items, but neglects to mention other […]

Ugly Americans by Ben Mezrich

Published: (Updated: ) in economics | 經濟學 | 경제학 | 経済, finance | 은행업, japan |日本 | 일본, oprah time | 書評 | 서평 : 文芸批評 by .

My book of the moment is Ugly Americans by Ben Mezrich. Ben previously wrote Bringing Down the House; a book about a group of maths geeks who take on the Las Vegas casinos by team playing with a gambling system and making a killing at poker. In Ugly Americans, Ben turns his attention to hedge funds exploiting […]

Social Networking

Published: (Updated: ) in technology | 技術 | 기술 | テクノロジー by .

Fantastic overview on the overhyped technology trend of the moment social networking. Don’t get me wrong I am a member of some of them, its just that the net is not paved with gold and there are only a finite number of opportunities. By the time you get around to organise a high-level conference about […]