Archive For April 2012

Arthur C. Clarke Invented The iPad

I’m reading 2001: A Space Odyssey at the moment and was struck by this passage in which Arthur C. Clarke essentially describes the iPad, some 40 years before its invention by Apple. He would plug his foolscap-sized newspad into the ship’s information circuit and scan the latest reports from Earth. He then continues to describe the Read the article…

Dear Retailers

Contrary to what you seem to think, changing the layout of your store does not result in me buying more. It results in me not finding what I was looking for, and leaving your store without the items I wanted to buy. A lose, lose situation I’m sure you will agree.

Fabulous Service From Rickshaw Bags

Those of you you who follow me on Twitter or know me in reality will know I have a mild obsession with finding the perfect laptop bag. Well last year I found that bag in the Rickshaw Bags Commuter 2.0. I’ve used and owned many, many laptop bags over the years, and so I feel Read the article…

Photo 366 – The First 100 Days

After 100 days of my Photo 366 project I thought I’d pause and review how it’s going. When I started the project I said: I think my Photo 366 project will be a challenge to keep fresh with interesting photographs. I commute to London at least four days a week, well I say London but Read the article…

Draplin

I’ve seen many many designers, and creatives, and developers, and web guys, and “serial entrepreneurs” speak at conferences, but there are few that are as genuine, as funny and as inspiring as Aaron Draplin. I was privileged to meet Aaron briefly last year when he brought his Tall Tales From a Big Man tour to Manchester; it Read the article…