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Transparency, transparency, transparency

Crossposted on MwrVld.com Guess what? Lately I have become obsessed with transparency! The more I work on it, the more I realise that transparency is at the very core of any healthy business relationship. It works inside an organisation, it … Continue reading

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3 things about Apple Watch

One I think that the heart rate sensor is the most relevant feature of this product. It’s not just about fitness: with the right software having a constant monitor of heart rate and other activities will soon start saving lives. … Continue reading

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Color of the year

The color of the year for 2014 is Pantone® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid. Now you know. When I started working in graphic design, having a Pantone color book was one of my main goals. They were rare and expensive, back when Macs … Continue reading

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Google: a lousy evil empire?

I’m a fan of every conspiracy theory as any other geek, but this whole narrative about google gaining control our whole life has a big flaw: Google Plus. I mean: I have 4 active email addresses that I use every … Continue reading

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Ranting about professions, tools and respect.

This post by Glenn Fleishman about Yahoo’s new logo is absolutely brilliant, and it’s a great lesson about what graphic design is [via DF]. But I don’t really think that the problem is the “engineering mindset” or the “designer mindset”, I … Continue reading

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Future of cars

This nice video shows the future of cars. Of course, the other part of this future is going to be self driving cars. So we will be able to play with all the dashboard toys while the car will drive … Continue reading

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Spies Like Us

Since we started getting weekly revelations about the NSA, it appears that one of the main justifications from the US administration is “we are not spying US citizens“. Not being a US citizen I find this slightly annoying, but I … Continue reading

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Keep it short

Euan has some very good advice for “That first CEO blog post“. I would add: keep it short. It doesn’t have to be an assay. One thought, one paragraph. Come back tomorrow for more. Before Twitter and all the other … Continue reading

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Link pain

This tip for website that want links passed on is very good. Now, still with the Economist, here’s what not to do. Reading the Economist on my iPad (disclaimer: I think that reading the Economist is one of the best … Continue reading

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What happened to “camera phones”?

My father in law wants to upgrade his mobile phone (he has a simple and cheap Nokia phone which is a few years old). He went to an electronics store, and they sold him a 150 Euros Samsung smart phone. … Continue reading

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People don’t read (but they watch TV)

Yes, it’s what everybody is talking about: people don’t read long articles, long email, books. In this era of easy to generate content, we have all had enough. Even one liners seem too long to read sometimes. In the short … Continue reading

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Little boxes indeed

Euan writes: I have been writing text in little boxes on the interwebs for twenty years. Used to be called usenet, then bulletin boards, then blogs, now social. Still little boxes. The tools we use to write have been pretty … Continue reading

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Let the people play

Euan Semple: Let people waste time with social tools. Don’t ban them or bury them in rules. Encourage people to play and discover how they work. When they get bored they’ll start to do real work in a way you … Continue reading

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Don’t be stupid

Euan Semple about the Olympic communication team social networks restrictions: Trying to control use of the social web in this way in this day and age is impractical. It makes the organisers look stupid. They are not alone. Most people running … Continue reading

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Hate

MG Siegler: I hate Android for the same reason that Severus Snape hates Harry Potter — the very sight reminds me of something so beautiful, that was taken. Except it’s worse. It’s as if Harry Potter has grown up to … Continue reading

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