Did I predict the death of the Kindle a year ago? No. But what I did predict failed to grasp the whole of what Amazon was planning...
Google has added Google+ circle counts to search results
A post about moving: moving home, moving town and moving blog platform.
OK, I really can’t decide if Facebook’s new Timeline approach to profiles is cool or creepy:
A brief diversion into administrivia. People with no interest in self-hosted blog platforms can move right along. There's nothing for the like of you here. :-)
Quoting myself, from nearly eight years ago:
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, true enough. What most people fail to realise is that they are not entitled to have that opinion taken seriously. The ability to bash out a few hundred barely coherent words and post them on the internet does not automatically make your opinion worthy. That respect has to be earned.
Still a useful things to bear in mind when interacting on the internet…
Journalists in hats. Woolly hats.
Well, this is really useful:
A predictably insightful and inspiring post from Mr Mayfield:
It occurs to me that media and marketing businesses are like the master craftsmen of old. Master masons in the middle ages created cathedrals and castles of staggering scale and beauty.
When science – and especially mathematics – began to make its influence felt more, though, a whole new world of possibilities opened up – what we think of as the modern discipline of architecture. Projects of scale and ambition were led by architects.
Architects brought together science and the art.
That’s not to say that master masons wouldn’t and didn’t have a future – but it was a future within the context of architecture as a discipline, as a world view.
I’ve felt for a long time that the future of media will look very different from even its recent past. This is more grist to the mill.