Things That Have Caught My Attention

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Tag: Strategy

Episode One Hundred and Thirty One: To Serve; Odds

0.0 Station Ident Our car is being ScotchGuarded. I suppose it’s the equivalent of putting a nanofilm of carbon on top of every possible surface in the car so that when it inevitable gets baby vomit or poo on it, it’s easy to wipe off. Materials science! I am sitting in the customer service area […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Nine: It Was Never Technology; Names Matter

0.0 Station Ident I was asked what a Station Ident was, or where I get my section headers from. I take that to mean where do I get this particular header from, and it’s an idiosyncracy that I copied from idols Matt Jones and Warren Ellis, a sort of identifier of the kind you got […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Three: A Continued Error; Nadella; Hypermedia

0.0 Station Ident I’m at a cafe up the road from our house after having run an innumerable run of errands today. There’s something that I’m struggling with after having had good friends come and visit over the weekend which is the thought that today’s A-list cities have peaked. Of course, I’m allowed to say […]

Episode 40: IP and the Federation; A Thousand Digital Hubs In Your Pocket; Your Server Recommends

1.0 IP and the Federation Look, if Paul Krugman can write a genuine paper about the economic implications of interstellar and relativistic trade[1], then I can use Gene Roddenberry’s toy universe as a sort of gedankenexperiment about intellectual property in a post-scarcity society. Which is not always the kind of opening paragraph you expect to […]

Episode Thirty Three: BBC Heaven; Shorts

1.0 BBC Heaven In a past life, I used to do a fair amount of work with broadcasters and tv production companies. The company I founded with my brother, Six to Start, got its, ahem, start doing work for the BBC and Channel 4, two public (read: state-owned, non-commercial) broadcasters in the UK. There’s something […]