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21 December 2013

Links

  1. IBM’s 5 predictions for the future - CNN.com

    This is pretty depressing. Five ideas that all involve using computers to measure everything to “improve” our lives. It’s a ruthlessly automated future, with no room for humanity, thoughtfulness, common sense, caring, vision, or true spontaneous innovation. (via @thomasfuchs)

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @blogjam Their previous album, Firefox Explorer, was awesome! But I’d give their attempt at going classical a miss, Mosaic Opera.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    That retweet quotes an article about IBM’s “innovations that will change our lives”. They sound so inhuman. edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/tec…

  • philgyford’s avatar
    thomasfuchs’s avatar

    That's not "futuristic", that's how was until you tried to optimize profits and hired only part-time at minimum wage.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    It’s the attention to detail that makes Flickr so great, and I know 1 other people who agrees with me.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @rooreynolds Didn’t mean to get at you specifically :) It was the aggregate communal, unthinking, growing rage.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @rooreynolds Fair enough. But “this isn’t explained well, I need more info” is different to “WTF sites x and y are blocked, fix this O2!”

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @rooreynolds If you want your young child to be able to visit CBeebies etc, maybe a blunt tool is better than the mythical perfect tool.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Maybe people could do that one Google search before freaking out and demanding O2 fix this? Oh, no, it’s easier to tweet OUTRAGE!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    O2’s ‘Parental Control’ looks like a setting for restricting access to kids’ sites. It’s not the default. o2.co.uk/support/genera…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    The first day of two weeks off and I’m already happy and relaxed.