Response: Apple vs Google is not an Apple-Microsoft re-match

In the FT this week, John Gapper debunks some of the hype around Google’s business and development model (Google’s open battle with Apple, John Gapper, Financial Times, January 6 2010 [Shared bookmark]. He writes: The contest [between Apple and Google] appears to pit not only two companies but two approaches to business. On one side […]

Review: Myths of the (networked) office, 2009

NLA: London’s Future Workplace series: Philip Ross: Into the Clouds: the Impact of Web 2.0 on Work and the Workplace Friday, 21 August 2009 at 08:30 The Building Centre https://twitter.com/Nico_Macdonald/statuses/3228156136 Event overview As part of NLA’s Workplace series, Philip Ross, CEO of The Cordless Group will look at the ‘empty building’, a near-future vision where […]

A response to the Digital Britain Interim Report, 2009

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/digital-britain-the-interim-report-january-2009 In January 2009 the UK Department for Culture Media and Sport published the Digital Britain: The Interim Report, lead by former Ofcom chief executive Stephen Carter, which is a ‘plan to secure Britain’s place at the forefront of the global digital economy’. The interim report contains more than 20 recommendations on: next-generation networks, universal […]

Vox Pop: Towards a World Creative Economy Forum?

For a Design Week Vox Pop I was asked to respond to the question: The UK could host a new creative conference, modelled on the now defunct World Creative Forum. What should the World Creative Economy Forum do differently to its predecessor to ensure its success? My reply follows. In due course I will post […]

Engineers’ products are often decried

In a recent article in the Guardian Jonathan Glancey decries the decline of Britain’s engineering culture and argues that its industrial future is threatened by a lack of skilled workers and a glut of postmodern apathy. (Extinction of the engineers, Jonathan Glancey, Guardian, October 15, 2007) It is no surprise that, as Glancey observes,“we have […]