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20 January 2012

Links

  1. Open the Future: The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be

    About how so much futurism is about technological change, but how that tech change is very incremental and not as interesting as the bigger, messier societal changes. Yes. (via BERG)

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @fosta Ooh, jealous, even of being able to watch it on TV. I must avoid Saturday spoilers! (Hope the cat's OK!)

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    Saints at 49ers looked like an amazing game. Judging by the ten minute compressed version the BBC showed, anyway.

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    “Ice Cube talks about Charles and Ray Eames. Next up: Alice Cooper talks about data journalism.”

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    @PenLlawen @ianbetteridge But it’s the end result that people seem to moan about. Maybe they wouldn’t if Apple had been more upfront.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @PenLlawen @ianbetteridge Yeah, the way it’s done is certainly nasty.

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    @blaine But I’m breaking my “no arguing on Twitter” rule, so will stop now. See you in the office :)

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    @blaine But legally (rather than morally) surely it’s their software, their service…?

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    @blaine It would be *great* if it was open, and I hope it changes, but it all sounds like “boo hoo, free software doesn’t do what I want”.

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    @blaine Fair enough. I’m just finding the fuss about “company gives away software to make something sellable through its service” odd.

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    @blaine Yeah, I suppose you’re only forced (I think) to pay them to print it, and can then sell the copies anywhere.

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    @lukescheybeler But a very focused anti-intellectualism. They’re not the same about the (highish) arts. Only science/tech and “low” culture.

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    The iBooks Author fuss… how is it different from the software Blurb .com etc give away, for authoring books you buy/sell through them?

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    @lukescheybeler Yeah, I find that “anything we don’t know about is just silly” position actively dangerous. JH multiplies the effect.

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    @lukescheybeler Don’t mind Evan, but any tech news was all “how weird!” and technophobic. Plus… Oh too much else for one tweet :)

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    @Zoonie @owenblacker Who's not calm?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I long ago stopped listening to the patronising, argumentative Today Programme. Now I just get annoyed by friends getting annoyed by it :)

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    @rooreynolds The Today Programme is just a listener-funded troll when it comes to Internet stories.

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    @matthewward What?! The Today Programme covering a technology story badly? My word, you do surprise me!