I imagine that the world that Marx lived in was probably a lot like the one that we are living n today – at least to some extent. The First Machine Age was only a few decades old, and there was a huge increase in the Bounty and the Spread when it came to money. … More The end of Money
I was recently at the IBC Show in Amsterdam. This is one of the two “Big” broadcast shows; the other being NAB in Vegas. If you’ve ever wondered how TV is made then come along to one of them and you can see the entire process laid out for you. These shows are very large; … More The Robot Revolution is coming – to a TV near you.
First up, I have to admit that I’ve only spent a sum total of about a month in Beijing, so I’m not entirely qualified to comment on it. Additionally, I’ve only gone there for work, so that really doesn’t lend itself to sightseeing or testing things out, so take the following with a grain of … More Life in Beijing
There’s a concept in business called the Innovator’s Dilemma. In a nutshell, it goes like this. A company does some something innovative and disruptive, and manages to displace the original companies in that market. Customers love their product, so they buy a lot of it. The company still sees ‘innovation’ as part of its brand, … More Japan and the Innovator’s Dilemma
The first thing I can remember buying on my own dollar was a 1kg block of chocolate. I had recently taken up my first job – picking up dog turds in our neighbor’s gardens. They would pay $2 a day and I would shovel their dog crap up, taking it home to make compost. … More When too much is never enough
When I was a kid, one of my favourite TV shows was Voltron. I preferred the Car Force series to the Lion Force, but both were great. I mean, people, piloting robots that looked like lions that joined together to form a robot that looked like a person. You can’t make that kind of thing … More Shanghai is Neo-Tokyo
Corruption. It’s a hell of a word, bringing up images of autocrats screwing over their populations, or 1%ers accepting payments in order to assure that they stay rich. And, with the nonsense going on in the States, it’s pretty much front-of-mind for everyone. I previously discussed the way that Japanese marketing companies and TV … More Corruption in Asia