Every time I use a highlighter pen I have a deep sense of guilt. It doesn’t matter the colour or the make, the pangs are always the same. It has nothing to do with the environment or some congenital issue I have with the pens. It goes back a long way yet the feelings are … Continue reading Highlighter guilt
You would think it is an easy question. What can machines do better than people can? Most people could answer it though they had to draw breath first and repeat the question while they thought about it. I was at the excellent Northumbrian Water Group Innovation Festival at Gosforth Park Racecourse. I was only able … Continue reading What can machines do better?
Twice today I have been told that someone doesn’t agree with me. For a fraction of a second I was hurt and in a way I probably still am. I am blogging about it after all. Yet the more I think about it the less concerned I become. Everyone deep down believes that what … Continue reading I don’t agree with you
OK, so I didn’t get the job. To be honest I am not sure I wanted it anyway. That sounds like sour grapes but I am being honest. I’m too excited by all the other things I am up to and it would have been a big commitment. I have jumped out of the frying … Continue reading Come in for a chat
Dan Biddle, at Thinking Digital 2017, talked about customizing reality. He is a media strategist and so should know about these things. He told us how the latest wave in social media is to augment something that has happened, taking a picture and meddling about with it or taking a video and adding a … Continue reading Customizing reality
I am such a magpie. Whenever I pick up a new book it gets me thinking about a new subject. It doesn’t matter whether it is fiction or not. They all count. My latest pick up is a recommendation from a friend. I’m only a few pages into ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman … Continue reading Too difficult – then do something
Is it closer from Manors station to the Newcastle University buildings or is it closer from the Central Station? This may seem to be a strange question but has some relevance if you want to take a train from the Morpeth into the city. The answer seems obvious. The train stops at Manors before it … Continue reading Pesky intuitions