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The Trust Trend

Trust used to be what most companies were selling. It was built up, consistently, over many years and once acquired, was the ultimate form of IP and scalable asset. Nowadays most major companies have the opposite problem and so do … Continue reading

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There’s gold in them there hills – no I mean trees

I heard recently that there’s more gold in mobile phones than in the earth. I checked this out and it appears to be nonsense. However, I did discover this….

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No reason

This reminds me of John Cage citing the Zen koan: “If something is boring after 2 minutes, try if for 4. Then 16. Then 32. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.

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Nostalgia for the present

You’re going to ask who said this aren’t you? I’ve lost the name. South American writer. Female. Contemporary. Anyway, she nails it. I think it’s a mixture of everything happening too fast (the future arriving all at once if you … Continue reading

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Feedback Fatigue (2)

Oh FFS….

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Feedback Fatigue

Is it just me or are people getting a little fed up with constantly being ask to rate everything or press stupid smiley buttons? It’s one thing to occasionally be asked whether your food was cooked correctly, but do we … Continue reading

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Things that shouldn’t be connected

I’m busy writing, so here’s something I didn’t write. A list of things that probably shouldn’t be connected to the internet, but already are. https://qz.com/563952/18-internet-of-things-devices-that-have-no-business-being-connected-to-the-internet/

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My kinda sign

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Something a little different…

Something a little different today. I don’t think the comment under this saying “nice vid” quite captures it. More like stunned silence for 6 minutes. While I’m at it…

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Cafes as Hubs of Disruption

From the New Yorker, What cafes did for liberalism, by Adam Gopnik (December 2018). Article here right here. Thanks to Simon, over in Sydney, for this little gem.

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