Author Archives: Richard

Explainable AI

I sometimes get asked how I look at things, especially in the sense of how do I know what to notice and what to ignore. My glib answer is often the rule of 3. If 3 people mention the same … Continue reading

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Some 50-year old graffiti

A copy.  The original appeared around the Sorbonne University in May 1968 and was written in french.

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Extractivism

Read this. It’s interesting.

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Visual of the Week

Thanks to Kevin for this! Click here for a closer look…

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Thought for the Day

Does the size of your whiteboard impact the scale of your thinking? – and while I’m on the subject, does a blackboard influence things in a different way to a whiteboard?

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What if..? (Major Earthquake + Silicon Valley)

I was at a Lloyd’s Insurance event last night and the subject of a major Californian earthquake came up in conversation (not if, when). I’ve written about mega-quakes before, but what ‘ve I’ve never really thought through is the location … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Past, and to come, seems best; things present, worst.” William Shakespeare.

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Sunday Poem

I once blogged that thou shalt not blog on a Sunday. I’ve more or less stuck to this over the years, but I’ve had a new idea. I think Sunday posts should, sometimes at least, be poetry. Here’s one from … Continue reading

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Why is Podcasting Popular?

I’ve been thinking about media recently and, in particular, why podcasting might be so popular right now? What driving forces might be at play here? The first reason I can think of is that it’s symbolic of a shift away … Continue reading

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Human Made

I was having a coffee with editor of Wired magazine a few days ago and we got onto the subject of ‘human’ being a trend in the future. He said that the founder of Net-a-Porter said that in the future … Continue reading

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