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16 November 2016

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  1. The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

    Brilliant transcript of a talk by Audrey Watters on predictions about the future of technology, what they mean, why they’re wrong, etc. Very good. (via Russell Davies)

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  • philgyford’s avatar

    @blech Do! I was tempted to see it again, which is unusual.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    American Honey, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival. All so very good. That is all.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @phl Yup, not everyone could be online or has spare data on their phones.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Rehearsing lines via crackly free teleconferencing. I’m sure this exactly how Ralph Fiennes does it.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    No answers to telco question but I tried freeconference.com which seemed to work well. I *think* its calls are standard rate in the UK.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Can anyone recommend a free-ish conference call service in UK? i.e., only pay for the local-number calls into it? (please don’t spam me, ple

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    mrdanielweir’s avatar

    @philgyford Odd that he can cope with “millennial” though. Almost as if he’s being purposeful contrary...

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @tomcoates Yeah, I’d suggest he just needs a new dictionary (or the ability to google) for “meme” but “trope”?! People are weird.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I hate jargon too, but complaining about 40-year-old “meme” and centuries-old “trope” seems… wilfully dumb? theguardian.com/world/2016/nov…

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  • genmon’s avatar

    @philgyford @tomcoates I kinda want to reply asking what a “Concise Oxford Dictionary” is