Monthly Archives: August 2010

T-Shirt Watch

First of a few…

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Food trends 2010+

I’m doing a talk to a food company about future trends so it’s time to revisit some food trends. This list is similar to previous lists, but somewhat expanded. Key trends 1. Fast & convenient 2. Regional, seasonal & slow … Continue reading

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Tween blogging

I’ve been reading about tweens setting up blogs and about one blog about politics set up by someone called Maelo Manning, aged eleven. I know. That’s exactly what I thought. How can anyone aged eleven be in a position to … Continue reading

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Quote of the week

Good quote from the writer Sebastian Faulks: “The more easily accessible information is, the less people feel the need to know anything. So they’ve lost the ability to think for themselves.”

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Screen culture

The average Briton now spends more than seven hours per day watching TV, texting and sending emails (Ofcom report).

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Home but not alone

Just spotted in the Sunday Telegraph… In 2009, 25% of men aged between 25-29 lived with their parents. For women the figure was 13%.

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Do we teach originality?

Interesting to see a comment about creativity by Cynthia Hall, Headmistress of Wycombe Abbey Girls’ School, in a piece in the Daily Telegraph yesterday (“A-levels crush creativity, says top head”). Her point is that the Internet means that it is … Continue reading

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Information bankruptcy

Here’s an interseting idea from Delete by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, which has echoes with something said by Google recently. Once upon a time (i.e. 20 years ago) it was possible to wipe the slate clean in terms of reputation. People forgot … Continue reading

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Flight to the physical?

Here are some interesting statistics. According to Peter Jones Department store in the UK, sales of white writing paper are up 102% against last year. Fountain pen sales are up 28%, ballpoint pens are up 36% and calligraphy sets are … Continue reading

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Cost of data storage

Trying to finish off a book called Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger. Good but I wish it were a long essay rather than a book (ohmygawd, I’m suffering from DIG – Digital Instant … Continue reading

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