Monthly Archives: August 2010
First of a few…
I’m doing a talk to a food company about future trends so it’s time to revisit some food trends. This list is similar to previous lists, but somewhat expanded. Key trends 1. Fast & convenient 2. Regional, seasonal & slow … Continue reading
I’ve been reading about tweens setting up blogs and about one blog about politics set up by someone called Maelo Manning, aged eleven. I know. That’s exactly what I thought. How can anyone aged eleven be in a position to … Continue reading
Good quote from the writer Sebastian Faulks: “The more easily accessible information is, the less people feel the need to know anything. So they’ve lost the ability to think for themselves.”
The average Briton now spends more than seven hours per day watching TV, texting and sending emails (Ofcom report).
Just spotted in the Sunday Telegraph… In 2009, 25% of men aged between 25-29 lived with their parents. For women the figure was 13%.
Interesting to see a comment about creativity by Cynthia Hall, Headmistress of Wycombe Abbey Girls’ School, in a piece in the Daily Telegraph yesterday (“A-levels crush creativity, says top head”). Her point is that the Internet means that it is … Continue reading
Here’s an interseting idea from Delete by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, which has echoes with something said by Google recently. Once upon a time (i.e. 20 years ago) it was possible to wipe the slate clean in terms of reputation. People forgot … Continue reading
Here are some interesting statistics. According to Peter Jones Department store in the UK, sales of white writing paper are up 102% against last year. Fountain pen sales are up 28%, ballpoint pens are up 36% and calligraphy sets are … Continue reading