9 days without the BBC Experiment – WHY?

I found the recent “9 days without BBC” experiment to be divisive and somewhat sinister. In my opinion it appears to create this fantasy choice that suggests the end of a licence fee would somehow erase past (paid for) content from existence, that all the episodes of Dad’s Army or…

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Travel and localisation – don’t take it personal

Whilst away during Christmas (in Catalunya), not wanting to miss out on any sales, I did quite a bit of browsing (slouched on a sofa, as my body slowly digested five course meals), and I was “SO” disappointed with how otherwise regularly-frequented sites treated me and (what should have been)…

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The SEO’s Apprentice

It’s a guilty pleasure I know, but I’ve watched every season of Lord Sugars, Apprentice and The Apprentice USA with Donald trump – God help me. And God help anyone investing in an SEO business. If you consider what search engine optimisation ‘is’ instead of the way its sold, you…

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Diamond frameworks

The diamond frame bicycle… arguably the greatest human invention ever. Certainly my favourite. As far as I’m concerned mankind could’ve stopped right there. The joining of those three triangles was the finest moment (to that point) in efficient engineering solving a problem. The frame was designed with users in mind…

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The agile evolution of a digital product

I’m sure many of us have fantasized about what it would be like if we took today’s tech back in time to see people’s reaction. Showing Grand Theft Auto 5 to the inventor of Space Invaders… or a tablet device to someone who’s just getting their head around a new…

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Mobile gaming and Sabre Tooth Tigers

I love the fact that Sabre toothed cats existed several times in history. It’s a grim reminder that evolution can over-evolve to the point of extinction. Turns out that the iconic Large canine gene that bread through successful adults kept going to the point where the animal could no longer…

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Big Data in Small Doses

The issue of advertising came up recently, whilst discussing a responsive, video on demand web service, and it got me thinking again about context dependent delivery. The contextual concerns of responsive sites design are often ignored, but in this case the decision of placing in-stream adverts was made completely unawares…

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Light at the end of the panel

Who doesn’t know that funny little detail about solar panels; It’s said that the energy it takes to manufacture one would likely never be recuperated in its lifetime. A tragic irony indeed. Sod’s law actually. I have in the past used the term Digital Follies to describe some of the…

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