Category Archives: Where’s Watson

Edinburgh International Book Festival




I’m off to Edinburgh on Friday to speak at the Edinburgh festival (12.30 Saturday, Garden Theatre). I’m inclined to somehow weave in the following quote. “Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. … Continue reading






Posted in Digital vs Human, Quotes, Where's Watson | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Thinking… about thinking.




I’m starting to think about my next book and although the illusion of progress is a fairly tempting title there’s the danger of it being mistaken for a negative position (actually the positive impact of negative thinking is interesting theme … Continue reading






Posted in Thinking, Thinking spaces, Where's Watson | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Where’s Watson?




  Further to my last post about brainmail issue 100, I’m in Sydney May 16-22 for the Writers’ Festival and I’m sure a drinks can’t be too difficult. Maybe the Lord Nelson in the Rocks? Watch this blog (and brainmail). … Continue reading






Posted in Brainmail, Where's Watson | Leave a comment

Where are you?




Sorry readers. Become rather focused on the new book. I’m working to have the first draft done by the end of the month, so not much time for anything else. Vaguely normal service will resume in April. I have managed … Continue reading






Posted in Digital vs Human, Quotes, Where's Watson | 3 Comments

The Return of Vinyl (on the 13.58 from Brussels)




Whoever it was that once accused me of being a “reluctant futurist” got me exactly right. I love looking forwards, but I also rejoice in going backwards. I’ve just been to Brussels again and this time ended up in Autoworld. … Continue reading






Posted in Digital culture, Music, Where's Watson | Leave a comment

Out and About




Here’s a first. I just had an email from Jesus! I could be making a giant mistake, but I put him in my spam file. On a totally unrelated note (unless Jesus is lying low in the Netherlands) I’ve just … Continue reading






Posted in Libraries, Where's Watson | Leave a comment

Weedy idea




Off to Amsterdam today to talk with some Dutch library folks, but continuing with the first chapter of my new book so highly engaged with what’s going on around me as I may be able to use it in some … Continue reading






Posted in Food & Drink, Where's Watson | Leave a comment

Future Vision (Free Download)




It occurs to me that this blog is, officially, The Diary of an Accidental Futurist, so in theory it is not totally out of order to occasionally say what I’ve been doing. But before I do that, here’s a link … Continue reading






Posted in Future Vision, Where's Watson | Leave a comment

Where’s Wally?




  Sorry for the radio silence, but I flew on from KL to Sydney and then lost the means (and then the will) to post. Life as it should be (Sydney, not the missing blog). The water was warm, the … Continue reading






Posted in Where's Watson | Leave a comment

Drowning in Shallow Waters




Amazing how much you can end up doing when you have nothing else to do. I’m writing a chapter for a new book proposal. Monday I spent four hours trying to think of a word (starts with the letter G, … Continue reading






Posted in Where's Watson | Leave a comment