Author Archives: Richard

Chinese translation of Digital Vs. Human

The only country, I believe, that’s translated every single one of my books is China.

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Getting a little Orwellian?

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Is the future female?

Discuss in not less than 200 words…

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Silver (and red, orange, green and yellow) Service

This is a first for me. PostIt notes and coloured pens delivered on a silver tray with a napkin. Then again, the workshop was at the Savoy Hotel. Bless them.

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Prediction of the month

In the future we will insure our memories

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The Museum of Failure

Just found this. Not sure whether to laugh or cry. It reminds me slightly of Stephen Pile’s Not Terribly Good Club of Great Britain (which was forced to close after the founder was shown to be far too competent to … Continue reading

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The re-invention of public libraries

It’s funny. The moment someone declares something as dead, chances are that whatever it is (vinyl records, fountain pens, paper books, watches, dumb-phones, bespoke tailoring, cinema, polaroid cameras, postcards, beer, butter, cider, cycling, Russia …) it reappears, often with renewed … Continue reading

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The Future of Education

I posted this a few months ago, but given the volume of articles in the papers recently about exam results (and artificial intelligence) I think it’s worth a re-post. https://education.nsw.gov.au/media/exar/On_Education_RichardWatson.pdf

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Peak Stuff of another kind

Thanks to Stephen Green for this. Source BBC Future.

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Never thought I’d see this

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