Monthly Archives: August 2009
Two good things about Twitter today. First some great data visualization (see above) from www.informationisbeautiful.net. Second a remark from a VC overheard in cafe in Palo Alto yesterday – as reported by the Silicon Alley Insider (www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-twitters-future-foretold-2009-8). “Twitter had better … Continue reading
1 Address the fragmented nature of the public library network and broker common ICT and content agreements. 2 Promote the role of libraries to key government departments and bodies as a way of tackling social and educational objectives and cross … Continue reading
“Anything can happen once” – Philip Morrison (taken from Darwin among the Machines by George Dyson).
Surely this can’t be true… Less than 1% of Google searches proceed beyond the first page. Source: The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein
I was asked by a TV show to make 5 predictions for the future. They gave me 10 minutes, which presumably says something about the acceleration of something or other. 1 Coins will die out, then notes, eventually there will … Continue reading
A new scenario matrix (slightly tweaked with revised book titles). Getting very close to the end of the project… All material should be available to all within 4-6 weeks.
I had an epiphany about the public libraries project this morning. In a school library as it happens. It suddenly dawned on me that it’s not about the books. What I mean by this is that I have been too … Continue reading
Great bit of data visualization by the New York Times. Original at http://www.nytimes.com//interactive/2009/07/31/business/20080801-metrics-graphic.html?hp