Monthly Archives: February 2010

Twitter – on the Road to Nowhere?

This is interesting. The average Twitter user has 27 followers. 80% of Twitter users have tweeted less than 10 times Only 17% of Twitter users are active These figures are from RJ Metrics (i.e. not Twitter) who looked at 2 … Continue reading

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Unconscious thinking

If you have a problem to solve you should think about it right? Not necessarily.The conscious human mind has a very limited processing capacity. The traditional solution to this problem is to limit incoming information to only the most relevant … Continue reading

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Junk DNA?

A few years ago I wrote this in my book, Future Files: “If you are charged with a criminal offence in the UK, a sample of your DNA is taken and added to a national DNA database where it stays … Continue reading

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Coming Soon

I wrote most of this back in December and blogged about it extensively in early January. However, I’ve finally got around to putting it together nicely as a proper report (been a bit busy with the new book!). Free downloadable … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Nirvana is the absence of experience” – Jill Bolte Taylor, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey.

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Boring is the new exciting

Takeaway from lunch with my mate Steve who works in funds management. According to Steve greed and stupidity are back. “So what’s changed?” I said. “Trust has evaporated” said Steve. Consequences? Possibly that the demand for simplicity with increase, as … Continue reading

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Gimme the facts – fast

Are you finding that you no longer have the time to read The Week (the weekly compendium of all the good bits from the world’s best newspapers)? If so I have just the thing for you. Go to Apple’s iTunes … Continue reading

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In Cyberspace Everyone Can Hear You Scream

Do you use Gmail, Google’s webmail service? If so you might have been rather upset a few weeks ago when something showed up in your inbox. Some people apparently got an invitation to try something called Buzz. Sounds innocent enough … Continue reading

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Technology Adoption

Nice quote just in from Matt Doyle… “The writer Douglas Adams observed how technology that existed when we were born seems normal, anything that is developed before we turn 35 is exciting, and whatever comes after that is treated with … Continue reading

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The Future (and History) of the Office

Where did offices come from? Perhaps if we understand the history of the office we will be in a better position to speculate about its future and debate how to adapt the modern office to modern needs. It is generally … Continue reading

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