God’s business strategy?

Ever had a superficial conversation suddenly run your blood cold? On the short cab-ride to my hotel following FOWA (more to follow), the cab driver was explaining the extension of the conference venue. This is not usually the preamble to a conversation that changes...

Google’s 10^100 (how many can you help?)

I have begun to see that we may be entering a new age of polymaths, and I’m happy to be involved in a part of the business world which seems to sustain some of the best brains on the planet. I remember reading about the beginners of industry—the pioneers of...

Organising the Workspace

Having been inspired by Lifehacker’s workspace show and tell, I’ve decided to organise my workspace a bit. I have a quite deep, wooden desk with drawers which tend to fill with clutter. I’ve decided to feed a powerstrip through the back of one of the...

Aesthetics and Applications

Image by . SantiMB . (too busy) via Flickr I grew up in a Mac family. My dad used to programme accounts recievable applications on an old, black and white Macintosh, and that was my first encounter with any sort of GUI. Since then, I’ve used both Mac’s and...

Defensive Pre-tension

I was listening to one of Stephen Fry’s ‘podgrams’—”Wallpaper”—in which he briefly touched on the idea that the English tend to classify something as ‘pretentious’ if they don’t understand it. It’s a form of...