Category Archives: Mass Media

The Audience has an Audience

Interesting video by Kevin Slavin and Kenyatta Cheese

Tea shops, chat and the world disclosed

Last weekend’s FT piece about ‘ideas conferences’ by James Crabtree in the FT, reminded me of a post I wrote over 7 years ago on Indian tea shops, the internet and blogging. The blog for Ideas Bazaar (version 1) is … Continue reading

Solitude and Sociality?

 "It is what the internet lures out of us – hubris, daydreams, avarice, obsessions – that makes it so potent and so volatile. TV's power is serenely impervious; it does all the talking, and we can only listen or turn … Continue reading

The Future of the Book (as seen by IDEO)

Interesting video of 3 future book concepts made by IDEO. Seems to me that much of what they propose already exists, just not in one device or set of seamless interactions. Still – a thought provoking set of ideas on … Continue reading


This passage capturely wonderfully the networked media infused and supported parallel lives we (some) people live:  "…consider that each medium represents a slightly different slice of the people I know and interact with. My landline is reserved for close friends, telemarketers (unintentionally) … Continue reading

Media ecology – your email is connected to your….

A rather brilliant commentary on the ecology of media and technology, via Memex 1.1

Good times in bad times

Some people do really well out of recessions. My Dad always seemed busy at such times since he was an accountant who specialised in insolvency. But journalists do okay too. As one Sunday newspaper hack said to me last weekend: … Continue reading

Media Approval

An interesting little thing from the New York times that let’s you review news items and place them on a 2 by 2 matrix, before viewing how other readers approve or disapprove of the same content. Would like to see … Continue reading