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2011-10-16 (Sunday)


  1. Asymmetry

    The asymmetry of how we judge others, at an individual level and as one country to another.


  1. Discombobulated: Guardian iPad: Product challenges

    Jonathan Moore on the process of developing the new app, from a product point of view. (via Preoccupations)

  2. The Guardian iPad edition design evolution | Media |

    Images showing different stages from the process behind developing the new iPad app.

  3. Mark Porter » Blog Archive » New work: The Guardian iPad app

    His description of the design work behind the new app, which is very good indeed.

  4. Amanda Knox: What’s in a face? | World news | The Guardian

    Fascinating article about how quickly, and wrongly, we judge others. “The model we seem to work with is something like this: I am infinitely subtle, complex and never quite what I seem; you are predictable and straightforward, an open book.”

  5. BBC News - ‘Occupy’ is a response to economic permafrost

    Good stuff by Paul Mason. “Occupy Everywhere, then, is the kind of movement you get when people start to believe mainstream politicians have lost their principles, or are trapped by vested interests, or are all crooked.” (via Preoccupations)


  • philgyford’s avatar

    @paul_clarke Pleasure!

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    @bobbiejohnson Empathising’s harder than not, but worth it. I don’t think it’s better online either… judging people by their tweets, etc.

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    @ianbetteridge Half the time I think it’s just trying to be witty, point-scoring. Compiled together as a stream makes everyone look dumb.

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    @ianbetteridge Yes. Reading opinion tweets from any point of view about Occupy Whatever is depressing.

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    A ramble by me about asymmetry of insight:… Starts to seem like a bit of a sermon by the end.

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    @katylindemann @simonth Good lord man, slow down! The missus will be getting ideas!

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    This is what I mean: “I like the idea of quiet surveillance drones though - it gives me a cosy glow.” At least Big Brother’s quiet.

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    I’ve got behind on rating music. 1500 songs behind. If I don’t sleep and do nothing else I should be caught up by next weekend.

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    The factor that will make unmanned spy drones socially and politically acceptable for police use in urban areas: quieter than helicopters.

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  • hiutdenim’s avatar

    Another GrandMaster Found. She had tore the newspaper cutting out of us starting and didn't think she was good enough. Wrong.