Vuk Trifkovic


I am sure that the first thought when mentioning Bezar is a three-letter word.

But that's not the most interesting angle that jumped out when I've checked out Bezar's beautiful website (don't even get me started on their drip emails).

4 out of 24

What really caught my eye was the fact that at some . . .

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Posted in: designgeo

April 02, 2015

Three Links & Patisserie


I - Morozov on Tech Criticism

The latest Morozov piece in Baffler is brutal. Nicholas Carr took the brunt of the hit.

It is harsh.

Is there any evidence that countries with excellent public transportation systems swarm with unhappy, mentally deskilled automatons who feel that their brains are underused as they . . .

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Posted in: three links

March 28, 2015

Three Links & The Algorithm Auction


I - Gray on Data and Long Peace

Outstanding piece by John Gray in The Guardian. Starts off as a counter argument to Pinker's take on Long Peace.

Continues as a broadside against the data-worship.

Lacking any deeper faith and incapable of living with doubt, it is only natural that believers in reason should . . .

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Posted in: three links

March 20, 2015

Three Links & Supercargo


I - Haxlr8r on Hardware '15

Haxlr8r, "the World's first mentorship-driven seed funding hardware accelerator program, published 192-slide deck on the state of hardware.

Kind of Meeker Report for hardware & IoT. Too much in fact to comment individually, but slides 49, 114 and 127 caught my eye.

II - . . .

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Posted in: three links

March 14, 2015

Three Links & Gnocchi


I - UsTwo on Car HMI

I didn't know that UsTwo (tpbMV - the people behind Monument Valley) have an Automotive team.

If you want to know what they are up to, have a look at their take on instrument dashboard. They might have tackled a fairly obvious point, but they have done excellent job of explaining it.

If you . . .

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Posted in: three links

March 08, 2015

Three Links & Sancaklar


I - MacKay on Interviewing

I'm not sure exactly what Jory MacKay, does as editor at an upmarket freelancer marketplace Crew. Whatever it is, the output is excellent.

Here is a great primer on how to ask questions to get most out of any conversation. It comes from journalist angle, but it works a guide for many . . .

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Posted in: three links

March 01, 2015

Three Links & Sambódromo


I - Steadman, Armitage, Heinrich and Sterling on "Ubik IoT"

It all started with that "Ubik" tweet on IoT. It continued with excellent post by Tom Armitage.

And that means they’re full of a whole boatload of late capitalism. It’s important to acknowledge that explicitly, even if I’m not quite sure . . .

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Posted in: three links

February 22, 2015


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