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  • Bo Bo

    Only just learnt the phrase Bo Bo (Bourgeois Bohemian) today, describing the kind who reside in East London’s Hoxton, Shoreditch, etc – a New Labour equivalent to Thatcher’s “yuppies”. Good. It needed a name; phrases like trendies or hipster weren’t really accurate as it isn’t just a fashion thing, I think it does describe slightly […]

  • Blog Along A Bond

    The Incredible Suit has proposed the novel idea of watching a Bond film a month starting this January until the theoretical theatrical release of the 23rd James Bond film in November 2012. So that’s twenty two films in twenty two months – starting with Dr. No.

  • Two "Offices" meet..

    Ricky Gervais' David Brent and Steve Carell's Michael Scott finally meet…

  • Business owners do not normally work for money..

    “Saying that the point of business is to produce profit is like saying that the whole point of playing basketball is to make as many baskets as possible. One could make many more baskets by having no opponent.” Good piece from kottke.org on the goal of business – an extract from the book Disclosing New […]

  • Lee Klabin's Asymetric Dress

    Found myself at collection launch party for Lee Klabin this week. It's slightly tenuous how I came to be there, but there I watched Lee Klabin's interesting short film while drinking wine from a tea cup (they'd run out of glasses, but that was fine, it was free after all). The show was for their […]

  • Email Is Dead…

    For the last couple of years I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to Google HQ London for their conference on Technology for Higher Education Marketing. The last one was this week and as it was a mix of interesting new ideas plus some re-assurance that what I’ve already been employing in this field was right. UCAS […]

  • JetLev

    Ever dreamt of flying… stop dreaming… do it…   Love this advert for the JetLev. First thoughts are it's a fake CGI'd up thing, but comments seem to suggest it's not. Expensive at $140k, and good question from someone about whether it would work at sea. More info at http://jetlev.com

  • HTML Email Standards

    There are no standards for HTML email, and this bugs me every couple of months when I have to design a new HTML email template because there's so much testing involved across different browsers, web mail systems and installed clients. It would be so much better if everyone worked to an agreed set of standards, […]

  • World Cup – Argentina 48 : France 52

    That's not a bad result for France Beef Bourguigno up against a strong Argentina Corned Beef Hash in this years Square Pie World Cup. Here's hoping there's still hope for England Rabbit.

  • Watch Football Stadium implode from inside

    How often to you get to watch the Dallas Cowboys football stadium implode from inside. Now you can in 360 o'vision, which allows you to pan around the stadium as it falls…       

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