Weeknote 452: top two

This week I have learned: when you are asked to half your price, the correct response should be "Would you ask that in Tescos?" (Not to be confused with asking "Would Tescos do that?" to which the answer is probably inevitably "Yes". This week I managed to pioneer rapid product prototyping through the medium of … Continue reading Weeknote 452: top two

The Internet of Siloed Things

The technology that surrounds us is but a logical and physical manifestation of the underlying social organisations in which we work and live. To complete many relatively simple tasks we need to draw on services provided, albeit digitally, from multiple providers. Aggregation services are popular because they provide some sort of integration layer above the … Continue reading The Internet of Siloed Things

Weeknote 451: panel beating

This week I have learned: Have faith in the good ideas My network is my greatest asset and I'm so pleased I know them all There are some critical cultural problems at the core of the open source movement Maybe it's time to get together with an artist It's always a pleasure to get calls … Continue reading Weeknote 451: panel beating

What do we want? Technology roadmaps! When do we want them? Now!

https://twitter.com/ballantine70/status/1171378948325793793 It's funny the things that pick up on Twitter. I can't even remember what it was that spurred the above tweet, but it certainly has sparked interest. What was in my head? Well, first of all, that I really worry about when metaphors are used that I think confuse rather than help. A roadmap … Continue reading What do we want? Technology roadmaps! When do we want them? Now!

Unintended consequences

We are a mixed-platform household. We have Windows PCs and an iPad, Android Phones and tablets, and a family Chromebook. To manage the devices the kids use, however, I've focused down on ChromeOS and Android and use the Google Family Link service that enables us to keep an eye on the amount of time the … Continue reading Unintended consequences

Weeknote 450: Paths and off-ramps

This week I have learned: It may be time for a change in direction. Whether the options will be there - well, time will tell. There is remarkable power in brand. Institutions with great brands possibly get away with a lot that they shouldn't. There is a strong tendency for agile-obsessed folk to both build … Continue reading Weeknote 450: Paths and off-ramps

Weeknote 449: Back to life/Reality

This week I have learned: politics, eh? the feeling of lack of influence and control can be overwhelming. I'm reasonably good at knocking up a useful training workshop. Getting money out of clients, eh? getting back into the swing of stuff after the best part of a month off is, erm, tricky. I've missed doing … Continue reading Weeknote 449: Back to life/Reality