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“@philgyford those “estimates” always upset me. I didn’t estimate, I wrote down the first 15 companies I could think of in half an hour.” Exactly.
Demos | Publications - A Tale of Tech City
Free download PDF of the report. Page 53 includes the “15 companies in 2008” meme as only one of several unreliable figures. (via @jwheare)
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“That compares with an estimated 15 companies as recently as 2008.” The Guardian trotting out that ridiculous stat yet again. Even the Demos report the article is about (but doesn’t link to) says that figure is only one of several unreliable ones.
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@chrislunch Aside from mis-spelling “shoes”, and missing my point, that’s great, thanks :)
@macintosh @antimega Urban. There are already oodles of brown shoes available aimed at countryside hikers.
@antimega @macintosh But I want them to treat walking as if it was a sport. Spurious reasons to use special tech to improve my wandering!
@charlesarthur @iamdanw @jwheare Fair enough. But ’15 companies’ thing isn’t from that. Report says it’s one of several unreliable figures.
@charlesarthur @iamdanw @jwheare Sorry I’m confused. Are there 2 Centre For London reports on Tech City? I’ve seen this bit.ly/LZppRd
@iamdanw @jwheare Also, report he’s writing about comes up with better, but less dramatic, estimates. Indy uses those ind.pn/LZlLXu
@mattb Yeah, exactly. It’s taken as authoritative, researched Fact by every lazy journalist.
@iamdanw @jwheare Demos’s report is clear that “15 companies” in 2008 isn’t reliable (p.53). Looks like it’s @charlesarthur oversimplifying.
@DeanVipond NIKE FLANEUR
@macintosh Yes thanks, I just meant in shops, or at Nike Town, or on nike,com. You know, the places I’d usually look as a clueless person :)
@macintosh Well obviously :) But when buying shoes just for walking in I want to be sold to just as much as when I buy running shoes!
@macintosh But fashion != aimed at walking. I want spurious technical reasons why shoe x is ideal for walking in!
@macintosh ACG seems impossible to find, but good point!
@markhurrell But those aren’t marketed at walkers. Just fashion. I want to be sold to, to know why shoe x is *great* for urban walking.
@badzelda All a bit nonsense I think :) I’m more wondering why brands that cover every sport don’t have a slot for normal walking.
@badzelda Nike Free are aimed at running, no? Unless you mean something else?
@markhurrell Not sure which ones you mean? I don’t see any marketed at walkers…
I know it’s not as aspirational as running, basketball, etc, but why don’t Nike make trainers aimed at people who just want to walk around?
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@philgyford those "estimates" always upset me. I didn't estimate, I wrote down the first 15 companies I could think of in half an hour.