Category Archives: Digital culture

Stupid Britain

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Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

I’ve been in Bangkok for a while and for no conscious reason decided to take along an old copy of Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, which rather charmingly has a paper till receipt inside dated the 10th March … Continue reading

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Is Facebook like a disease?

I knew I’d read something else rather relevant to the whole Facebook fiasco – the thought that the decline of Facebook could act like the spread of a virus (the explosion of inactive or deleted accounts being akin to the … Continue reading

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Delete Facebook

The response from Facebook (or rather the complete lack of a response) in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal is woeful. Only one thing to do. This btw, is from the Guardian and pretty much sums up Zuck’s attitude don’t … Continue reading

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Center for Humane Technology

Best thing I’ve come across in a while. Center for Humane Technology. (Thanks Kevin).

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Has it realy come to this?

We’ve got children being slaughtered in Syria and some people are worred about creating the perfect cheeseboard to photograph for instagram? (note that’s not worrying about creating the perfect cheeseboard, that’s worrying about how to get it looking good on … Continue reading

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Smart phone addiction

Like this alot (although stat about the goldfish isn’t true). Funny how it’s taken people so long to wake up to this. I first wrote about the problem nine years ago in Future Minds. Also, interesting it’s artists that and … Continue reading

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Weak signals (an interesting sign)

So Volvo are now using the tag line “Human Made”. Meanwhile, there’s a new book out called How to be Human (I was going to use that at one point) and I’ve just seen a t-shirt with the slogan “Remain … Continue reading

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In the future you will pay with your face

In the distant future I think there’s a real possibility that keys will cease to exist. Instead we will open doors with our faces. Similarly, we won’t have cash or credit cards or even Apple Pay. What we will have … Continue reading

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In-home delivery

I was eating (or attempting to) in a restaurant in London recently and the food took ages to arrive. Why? Because the kitchen kept cooking things for Uber Eat delivery drivers to collect, which seemed to take priority over the … Continue reading

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