Monday Aug 24, 2009

☞ The Power of Corporate Thinking

Wednesday Aug 19, 2009

☞ Nothing Serious

Tuesday Jul 14, 2009

☞ Marketing and Exploitation

  • More scientific research which tells us what we would already know if we weren't so busy anthropomorphising.
  • "Taken individually, these dubious actions might be dismissed...taken together they suggest a consistent philosophy" -- Yes, yes, I've seen MiniMicrosoft saying they have "turned the corner" but this episode suggests the underdog self-image is alive and well. Microsoft's military assault on the standards world deserves a written history; this is a good start.
  • I'm a Zipcar member and they have a scheme where anyone who joins up via a member referral can get $25 or £25 free usage of the service (as well as the member getting the same). If you ever need a car for a few hours in a major US city or in London, Zipcar may well interest you.
    (tags: Zipcar Travel Eco)
  • This is a brilliant video - great, catchy song, amusing video, restrained yet direct message. It deserves to be a chart hit. I want to buy a copy so I can listen to it while I'm flying United...

Sunday Jun 07, 2009

☞ Geek Atlas

  • Currently reading the copy of The Geek Atlas that O'Reilly kindly sent me and I'm enjoying it. It covers places a geek would find interesting in destinations around the world. There are a lot of UK sites, then one or two per state for the US and one or two per country for most other places. Each chapter has a "popular science" explanation of the science area covered by the destination. Worth considering as the antidote to normal travel books!

Tuesday Aug 14, 2007

Vacationed

Translucent

The blog went quiet over the last few days and the reason was that I went with my family for a short break in Rome. Very hot, and apart from the huge distances walked very relaxing. We had some fine meals, most notably as guests of Dana and Alex at The Library very near Piazza Navona yet amazingly far away from the crowds and the hawkers. We wholeheartedly recommend the ambiance and, if you mention my blog, Dana will be pleased to bring you a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival.

As you'll see from the photos, we covered a lot of ground in a long weekend and I now want to go back for a longer, more relaxed break. One more thing - anyone know the story of the pillars in the picture above? They are opposite the Colosseum on the edge of the Forum. They appear to be translucent and I'm guessing they are part of an art installation.

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