Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Newsletter

Month: July, 2014

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Eight: The Only Medium; Watching You; Smart Cities

0.0 Station Ident A surprise (and welcome) upgrade on the flight back to Portland and I’m relatively rested and relatively un-jetlagged, at least I am at 10:30 am in the morning, we’ll see how this afternoon goes. I’ve got my son solo for the next couple of days and I’m staring at the business end […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Seven: Belong; Snow Crashing (9); Humans As A Service

0.0 Station Ident 45 minutes of near-silent swooshing in a black car from home to Manchester Airport and then suddenly being surrounded by something that’s best described as a mess of people. Not a throng of people, but more a spill, hastily mopped up, the equivalent of wads of paper towel attempting to force them […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Six: Solving The Problem

0.0 Station Ident The thread, this time, is a notification from the pharmacy that our pharmacy benefit has been stopped. I pull on it, and the thread leads to our insurance provider’s website, where they happily inform me that coverage stopped over two months ago, which is patently not the case. So I check out […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Five: Transparency Through Bot; Mundane Fictional Spytech; The Horizontal Arcology

0.0 Station Ident So I accidentally disappeared for a few days due to a combination of illness, travel, jetlag and generally it getting to the end of the day and simply not having enough time. But I’m back now: I seem to have picked up a norovirus at roughly the same time as my son […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Four: When You’re Tired Of Cities

0.0 Station Ident Technically, this episode is late, because it’s being sent past midnight, which means that a newsletter episode was not sent during the 24 hour period of Tuesday July 15, 2014. But it’s my newsletter and my rules and I’m still writing one anyway. So there. We bought a new car. It has […]