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Some great statistics

Just playing with some numbers!

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Typewriters vs. Computers

I like this (from Ryan Adams, the songwriter/musician). “Your critical mind is an interrupter of your inspired true self. If you are daydreaming and you are in that zone, you have the 300-mile gaze, stuff is coming through, it’s like … Continue reading

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Future of travel

Don’t think I ever published this!

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Nothing. Zip. Zilch.

Nothing to say apart from a rant about the battery life of iPhones and the near useless nature of Apple customer support, which I’ll avoid.

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Emerging Technology Timeline

  Just had two portrait versions of the tech timeline added. One is neon out of black (above) the other has a white background. Get in touch if you want high-resolution printable versions or A3 paper copies.

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Quote of the week

“And it occurred to me that in this new millennial life of instant and ubiquitous connection, you don’t in fact communicate as much as leave messages for one another” Chang-Rae Lee                   … Continue reading

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Ageing and the NHS

It’s not often that you’re in the car and have to pull over to write something down that you’ve just heard on the radio. A few days ago I did exactly this because someone said that a King’s Fund study … Continue reading

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Idea of the month

        This is interesting. Text streaming technology. Not sure if I want to do it, but it’s certainly radical. Interesting implications for libraries, publishing, education and, of course, reading. What is it? The company explains it this … Continue reading

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The lights are on but nobody’s home

  This makes a lot of sense to me. I’ve been writing Future Files 2 from my home office for the last few months and things are going well. I can pick tomatoes from the greenhouse on the way to … Continue reading

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A Generation on Fire

“The American Psychological Association released a report in 2013 that found the millennial generation – those aged 18-34 – had a higher rate of stress (5.4 out of 10) than the U.S. population as a whole (4.9). Moreover, nearly 40 … Continue reading

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