Most of us have crazy ideas for apps that we’re convinced will go global and made us millionaires. I tend to get mine just as the barman is ordering me to go home and I never get to write them down.
Danny Hillis in a TED talk (video at Mashable) wondered what would happen if “bad and foolish people” sabotaged the internet:
We’re setting ourselves up for a kind of disaster like the [one] we had with the financial system, where we take a system that was basically built on trust — was basically built for a [...]
“Just as globalisation and technology have transformed other huge sectors of the economy in the past 20 years, in the next 20 years universities face transformation,” Professor Sir Michael Barber and his colleagues say in their An Avalanche is Coming, published today.
They cite one interesting example on page 38:
A really good example of how this can develop [...]
This is a fabulous report from KRON, a San Francisco TV station, in 1981, the year in which I started work as a journalist, a reporter on Accountancy Age.
Would a box of chocolates and flowers suffice? Or would you buy something for expensive to mark the special day? Normally it can become a mad last-minute scramble to the nearest shops.
When we look back upon the early 21st century, we may understand that this was not only the beginning of an Age of Wellness, but also when achieving wellness became a game.
The Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas today comes to an end, running from 8 to 11 January it revealed a number of exciting innovations such as a water-proof smartphone, a robot doctor, futuristic ‘wearable technology’ and every slacker’s dream: a TV you can control with your eyes.
What comes up when you type a letter and “Enter” into the address bar of your browser? I did this last year, but it hasn’t changed much, so it is even duller and more self-obsessed this year.
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Fresh off the back of last month’s London film fest comes a foreign film takeover this weekend, with exciting festival programmes from Korea, Russia and Africa expected to entertain and inspire the capital’s self-respecting cinephiles. Elsewhere, there’s a quirky fest dedicated to tea and coffee, a weekender exploring new technology and a new “rock n roll” ramen bar making its much anticipated debut, just in time for winter.
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