Category Archives: Media

Stop spreading the news

Given my ongoing experiments with what I call retrospective reading (i.e. reading ‘news’ when it’s several weeks, if not months, old) I thought this was interesting. I haven’t stopped reading newspapers altogether, but I have certainly cut down very significantly … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Newspapers, Thinking | Leave a comment

Time to bring brainmail back?

Here’s something I’ve discovered. Many things move up and down and in some cases round and round. Therefore, if you have an idea that’s off-trend, or against conventional wisdom, the best thing to do in some instances is simply wait. … Continue reading

Posted in Brainmail, Media | 3 Comments

Enough already

Seems the BBC is now acting like a tabloid newspaper. How about a bit of proper context and analysis. Enough of this scaremongering. Yes it’s a concern that the US and Russia are led by ultra-nationalists and there are far … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Uncategorized, War | 1 Comment

Instant stupidity

Really? Anything? In 5 minutes? So string theory then? Quantum physics? Brain surgery? Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason? Joyce’s Ulysses? Gimme a break. This is a key problem with the internet. Information is now essentially free to create and distribute. … Continue reading

Posted in Media | Leave a comment

Mega-Map of Global Mega-Trends

Getting there….

Posted in 2016 Roadmap for the Future, 2016 trends, Data visualisation, Media, Mega-trends | Tagged | Leave a comment

Idea of the month

        This is interesting. Text streaming technology. Not sure if I want to do it, but it’s certainly radical. Interesting implications for libraries, publishing, education and, of course, reading. What is it? The company explains it this … Continue reading

Posted in Adapting to new technology, Digital culture, Libraries, Media | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Digital culture, Media, Thinking | Leave a comment

Gimme the facts – fast

Are you finding that you no longer have the time to read The Week (the weekly compendium of all the good bits from the world’s best newspapers)? If so I have just the thing for you. Go to Apple’s iTunes … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Media, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Media Exposure Over Time

Here’s a slide from a Kaiser Family Foundation report in the US called Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8-to-18 Year Olds, (2010). There a link to the report (pdf) in comments.

Posted in Media | 1 Comment


Once upon a time you could screen a TV commercial or two in the knowledge that most of the country would see it. Not anymore. The plethora of choices from cable to satellite TV, together with time shifting technologies like … Continue reading

Posted in Media | 1 Comment