Technology, change and the rule of three

Maybe it's just the undue influence of De La Soul in my youth, but there's something about the Rule of Three that I find compelling. Ideas that come in threes just seem... right(er). I've been thinking very hard in the last few weeks about how to bring together an approach that can take us into … Continue reading Technology, change and the rule of three

Weeknote 467: Going Global

This week I have learned: the amazing insight that Dr Mark Bloomfield has about shifting an organisation to be data-enabled. how defining a narrative to sell a story is such an iterative process. that most of my colleagues aren't "D"s ... but quite a lot of them are "C"s. (PPA, if you're wondering). In 2020 … Continue reading Weeknote 467: Going Global

Weeknote 466: New Year

This week I have learned: My favourite App has had a great update. I might have finished all the Stollen. Changing the way in which you access a piece of software can totally change how you approach (I got a new controller for Ableton Live for Christmas). Being interviewed by Steve Chapman this week made … Continue reading Weeknote 466: New Year

Transcribing workshop outputs – the PostIt App

It's not often I get properly excited about new software. Maybe that's a function of age. Maybe a function of a cynical outlook. But when I started up the PostIt app yesterday, I was genuinely excited about the new feature that the app (which is free) has added - handwriting transcription. If you aren't familiar, … Continue reading Transcribing workshop outputs – the PostIt App

51 for 50 – 1976

The Stevie Wonder albums from the 1970s are things of wonder and delight. Grown up from his "Little Stevie" days, they are complex and nuanced, political and funky. We had Talking Book at home - the cover etched into my brain with Stevie in his long robe sitting in the dust, the typography surrounding. But … Continue reading 51 for 50 – 1976

What are your algorithms?

Over the Christmas break, one of the many things I read was Hannah Fry's book about algorithms, Hello World. It's a cracking exploration in non-technical terms about the world of algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Early on in the book, Hannah describes how all algorithms do one or more of the following things: Prioritization … Continue reading What are your algorithms?

51 for 50 – 1975

So it turns out that next to no music from 1975 has permeated into my consciousness. Certainly no albums. The year before Punk, when Rick Wakeman was doing concept albums about King Arthur, I'd like to think it's because of my good taste. But there were generally acclaimed great albums by Led Zepplin, Patti Smith, … Continue reading 51 for 50 – 1975