Monthly Archives: February 2013

Trains, pubs and banks

  As regular readers may know, I’ve been largely unable to write for the past few weeks. I’ve tried everything, but nothing has worked. Don’t get me wrong, I have been writing, but only in the sense of putting one … Continue reading

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Books & Writing

Been in Austria. Reading (properly this time) Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. This was written in 1985 so it’s now rather interesting in the context of the internet and mobile devices … Continue reading

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Idea of the week – poetry

                      A jukebox that plays poems… This idea doesn’t actually exist yet*, so in the meantime here’s a poetry app created by Maurice Saatchi as a tribute to his late … Continue reading

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The World in 2020 (further sources)

        Further to my post yesterday showing my table of trends and technologies for the world in 2020, here are some links to some further material on 2020 trends and scenarios if anyone is interested. Bain Consulting … Continue reading

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Trends & Technologies for the World in 2020

Here’s something to start a few arguments, which is the whole point of the exercise, of course. Briefly, it’s a table of key trends and technologies that are likely to shape the world out to 2020. I’ve used the periodic … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” Albert Einstein

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Can’t write

I don’t know if it’s the cold office, the dark office, the office that moves up and down (the boat in London) or something else, but I can’t seem to write anything interesting at the moment. For some reason this … Continue reading

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Dark Solar

I seem to remember making up something called ‘Night Solar’ in one of my recent books.Turns out he idea isn’t quite as mad as it was intended to be. The cover of New Scientist (26 January) is all about Dark … Continue reading

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