is late

What if the hype is actually all hype? What if someone in the press misheard an Apple employee talking, and did that – pretty normal – press thing of inflating it beyond all proportion? What if it became a pretty standard Silicon Valley / noomeedya / excited geek Chinese whispers kind of thing, no basis … Read more

Simple ideas, well executed

Today, following a tweet and a link to this blog post, I went out on a post-Christmas, “balls to it” kind of whim (the kind your bank manager and wife hate) and bought myself a GPS travel tracker. This is a small  (matchbox-sized) unit with a single button on it (on/off), and it basically does … Read more

We need a new verb

Here’s one thing that we use daily that we’ve never had to use in previous generations: passwords. With passwords comes that moment – you know the one – when you’re at someone’s computer and they need to login to something. You make a big show of LOOKING IN THE OTHER DIRECTION, either by wandering away … Read more