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The next 50 years of the Internet

Welcome to people who were at the #Internet50 LDN event... The big picture How can we better understand our societies and socio-technical change, engage citizens, and facilitate progress? A half century Almost 50 years ago, 10:30 pm on 29 October 1969, a team led by Professor Leonard Kleinrock sent a message from a computer at [...]

Notes: Deyan Sudjic on Sir Terence Conran RIP

  Deyan Sudjic on the late Sir Terence Conran on Last Word, BBC Radio 4, September 18th, 2020 He said that “Unless a designer really knows how to make something, they can’t really say they have finished designing it” He was a war baby, or the age of austerity. First experience at the Festival of [...]

Review of The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of the best books on innovation in the last 20 years. I read it in 2000 and still refer to it. Christensen’s core insight/argument is that businesses fight [...]

Exhibition: Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things

Facebook: Taking the boys for a half-term trip to Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things at the Science Museum London. In the show thirty-six inventions are presented alongside original sketches and drawings by their inventors, patent specifications and original adverts revealing the efforts made to establish each product. It is produced in collaboration with [...]