https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjwYdvwC8CE "Evolution. What's it like? So one day you're a single-celled amoeba and then, whoosh! A fish, a frog, a lizard, a monkey, and, before you know it, an actress. [On-screen caption: "Service limitations apply. See three.co.uk"] I mean, look at phones. One, you had your wires. Two, mobile phones. And three, Three video mobile. Now … Continue reading “Evolution. What’s it like?” The three lives of the front-facing camera
Being text of a presentation delivered at Ignite Leeds on 2 February 2012. Who in here is holding a phone in their hand right now? OK, everyone be very quiet. Can you hear them? Did you ever wonder where they all came from? What they want? When billions of a new species appear on Earth … Continue reading A message from you mobile
As a parent of a toddler you see the world differently. Everything that's become everyday on the long slog into grown-up-dom is suddenly fresh again when seen for the first time through a new pair of eyes. With a small child at your side everything exists to be classified and clarified. Cat, dog, big, red, … Continue reading Digger!
About this time of year, this blog gets a peak in search hits for Thomas A Watson of "Mr Watson, come here. I want you" fame. Somewhere out there, I imagine, is a teacher who sets the same class assignment every year, and whose students flock obediently to Google in search of information and images. … Continue reading Thomas A Watson: An Apology
So I got home late last night and opened a letter containing a replacement bank card. To activate it I had to call one of those automated phone lines. It taught me something interesting. Though standing in the living room just a few feet from a landline phone, I reached for the phone that is … Continue reading Enter your 16-digit card number folllowed by Arghhh
"But daddy, if people didn't have computers, how did they buy things from the internet?" It's amazing how something we've come to take for granted hangs from such a fragile thread. As part of a new product trial for my employer, we recently had a visit from two very helpful telecoms engineers who checked out … Continue reading Thomas A. Watson Ate My Internet