Quoted on technology adoption in The Economist

The Economist’s Technology Quarterly addressed the way Camera-phones were being used for more than just taking pictures  (MONITOR – Phones with eyes, Technology Quarterly, The Economist, Mar 12th 2005). I was quoted by author Duncan Graham-Rowe: It might not be what the mobile operators had in mind when they launched their picture-messaging services, but it does […]

Letter: In defence of the Design Museum

The objections of Terence Conran, prompted by James Dyson’s resignation, to trends in the Design Museum’s programme (Guardian, Letters, ‘Concepts of design’ October 5, 2004, in response to ‘Dyson resigns seat at Design Museum’ Jonathan Glancey, Guardian, September 28, 2004) are quite understandable and correct. However, the Design Museum is being pushed in its current direction […]

Thinktanks fill up on broadband

https://www.zdnet.com/article/analysis-think-tanks-fill-up-on-broadband/ My article ‘Thinktanks fill up on broadband’ has been published on Silicon.com [republished at ZDNet post acquisition]. The piece reviews recent thinktank and other reports on broadband, and concludes that they have a good handle on the issue, though they may be compromised by their lack of intimacy with the IT industry and the […]

TV and telephony aren’t new ideas

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2004/mar/27/guardianleaders.onlinesupplement As usual, the discussion of broadband in the Guardian leads to more BT bashing (Letters: Slowed down by having to dial up, Guardian, March 30 2004). But where are the inspiring and imaginative ideas for the use of always-on broadband? The best the Guardian Leader that prompted the debate (Leader: Revolutions in waiting, March […]

Boring broadbandwidth baloney

In ‘BT CEO responds to ‘UK worse than Japan’ criticism’ [dead] Tony Hallett, Silcon.com, March 01 2004 it is noted that: BT CEO Ben Verwaayen has hit back at criticism that broadband speeds in the UK are too slow in comparison to some parts of Scandinavia and in particular countries in the Far East… Speaking […]