Monthly Archives: May 2010

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Future of Public Libraries

Remember the scenarios for public libraries in the year 2030? Well the pack of strategy wildcards that I mentioned a few weeks ago is now available online from the State Library for purchase. A snip at under $20. Link coming … Continue reading

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New Map

Here’s a sneak peek of a small corner. Out September….

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Looking for someone that can create a tapestry.

I have written 130 words that I’d like to turn into a piece of tapestry or embroidery (A3 size). Might suit someone with a sewing machine with some kind of clever attachment. It’s all part of my ongoing quest to … Continue reading

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An Age of Rage?

I’m becoming slightly concerned. I’ve always thought that civilisation was a veneer. Look at Thailand and Greece. It doesn’t take much for rage to erupt. Could such rage be transferred to places like Britain? I think it could. The problem … Continue reading

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The Problem with Innovation

I am starting to feel a bit uneasy about the word innovation. Five or ten years ago it signaled someone doing something genuinely different, usually for commercial gain. These days an innovative company is a company that has got an … Continue reading

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Sense of Entitlement

My 2010+ trends & technology timeline is being translated into Polish for a magazine. The guy doing the translation has asked me what I mean by ‘Sense of Entitlement’? Apparently the phrase doesn’t translate very well into Polish. What I … Continue reading

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New Map

Spent the day drawing a new map of the digital landscape. Nothing else happened worth reporting.

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Peak Oil

Do you remember all the fuss about peak oil just before the GFC hit, when oil was $147 a barrel? Unless the US or Europe collapse, expect the price to continue rising (largely due to Asian demand) and expect all … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Personalisation

Is serendipity dead? I think things are moving in that direction. One of the unforseen consequences of digitalisation is that we are able to personalise incoming information. This is great on one level, but on another it allows for people … Continue reading

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