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Data Only Phones

It’s interesting that the current speculation about mobile technology is that smartphones may soon loose the phone component. You have AT&T boss predicting data only plans and massive speculation about a Facebook phone, the New York Times says the social network has been recruiting hardware engineers to build its own phone. What these two ideas do […]

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Like and Love

I finally got around to reading Robin Sloan’s Fish App. As part of the information diet I would recommend it. The difference between like and love in the digital age – a great way to help define your consumption.

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The National Debate

It’s government budget time so the airwaves are filled with wingeing and whining pollies, pundits and people. It’s painful and frustrating. Apparently this discourse all comes under the banner of a “national debate”, although the truth is far from it. There is no debate. Debates usually have rules attached and they include developing a clear […]

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Death & Books

The future of the book has been decided – it’s dead. The tombstone has already been carved, erected and all that stands between us and it’s unveiling is a velvet throw.

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Abstraction & Truth

I’ve always loved Jackson Pollocks work. After the great documentary series This is Modern Art Pollock’s art started to make sense. The way Matthew Collings explained things opened up my malleable teenage mind. So I was watching a great documentary this morning Art of America, when host Andrew Graham-Dixon started discussing Pollocks abstraction. Action Painting and the Expressionism component […]

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Thought Bubble.

I am adding a new category to the blog – the Thought Bubble. These are a collection of unrelated and out of context ideas, realisations and lessons learnt. They are fleeting moments that I keep meaning to capture – but often pop and dissipate as quickly as the come. Sometimes there is value, sometimes they […]

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The Glass Slipper

Cinderella is a timeless story. So most people should be aware of the Glass Slipper, the shoe that fell off Cinderella as she ran away from the ball. It became the symbol of the perfect woman to Prince Charming (did he have an actual name?). Fairy tales and fables are supposed to teach us and […]