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Ten Year Futures — Benedict Evans
"If you go from buying soap powder in Wal-Mart based on brand and eye-level placement to telling Alexa 'I need more soap', some of your buying will look different."
ecommerce  advertising  amazon  retail  shops  future  2017  digital  transformation 
may 2017 by benterrett
Bill Gates says robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes - Recode
“Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, Social Security tax, all those things,” said Gates in an interview with Quartz’s editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney published today. “If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level.”
billgates  tax  robots  future  digital  government 
february 2017 by benterrett
It’s the business model, stupid – three steps to transform UK public services
First bit good, rest noise. "That is why in 2013, 14 of the top 30 global brands by market worth were platform companies. In fact, platform organisations are so much more efficient in matching demand with supply, and so different from traditionally organised “pipes” organisations, that we talk about them as disrupting entire industries."
platforms  government  business  future  coop  2017 
february 2017 by benterrett
Accident and emergency | The Economist
"If one fallacy about the NHS is that it is the envy of the world, as its devotees claim, another is that it is a single organisation."
nhs  policy  uk  technology  management  future 
september 2016 by benterrett
Tesla S: car review | Martin Love | Technology | The Guardian
"I drove the Tesla S last week and it offers such revolutionary solutions to so many of the oily problems that bog most manufacturers down that you wonder what on earth they’ve all been doing."
tesla  car  future  technology  2015 
october 2015 by benterrett
Memo to boards: the internet is staying | Index Ventures
This is not 2000. This is no longer a rehearsal, the internet is now the main event.
saulklien  gds  government  interesting  internet  future  business 
august 2014 by benterrett
The smart businesses are investing in things that will make your clients obsolete | Advertising news | Campaign
Meanwhile, the smart money is moving elsewhere – they’re taking the money you gave them for ads and spending it on things that will end your clients’ industries. Google is spending on robotics and self-driving cars – that’s not an advertising play, that’s a getting-out-of-advertising play.
russelldavies  google  digital  future  2014  good 
april 2014 by benterrett
Russell Davies: If you're a planner, prepare to unleash your creative streak | Advertising news | Campaign
"Personally, for instance, I'm convinced that the most potent and fecund creative unit of the next 20 years is going to be a team of a designer and a strategist. That's who businesses will want solving their problems. Could you do that? Can you talk about affordances and desire paths and say "canonical" a lot?"
russelldavies  benterrett  future  agency  punkagram 
december 2012 by benterrett
An Essay on the New Aesthetic | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com
I admired the way that panel behaved. Everyone participating in it (for the record, that was James Bridle, Joanne McNeil, Ben Terrett, Aaron Straup Cope, and Russell Davies) had a clear idea of what the concept meant and why it mattered to them. They were fully-briefed and they sounded plausible.
sxsw  sxnewaesthetic  newaesthetic  jamesbridle  brucesterling  riglondon  benterrett  vanity  future 
april 2012 by benterrett
G-Cloud services to go live in February | Cloud | ZDNet UK
O'Neill said he would never again purchase outright software for email, collaboration, instant messaging, databases, file storage and printers. "I have not printed out anything for six months," he told the audience.
government  gds  future  print  software 
january 2012 by benterrett
Plans for £80m new Design Museum unveiled | Art and design | guardian.co.uk
"If I was a student leaving the RCA today", said Conran, who is putting up £17m for the museum through the Conran Foundation, "I'd try to team up with an engineer from Imperial College and an entrepreneur with a bit of money to makes things of quality and originality."

This is a glimpse of the future, and the big hope is that the new Design Museum will help root intelligent design – along with a new wave of manufacturing – into Britain's curiously design-resistant DNA.
design  conran  terenceconran  designisthenewmanagementconsultancy  future  agency  education 
january 2012 by benterrett
adliterate: How to run an agency
Create a preponderance of ideas in the risky (or chaotic) zone
2) Spot the gems and develop them just enough to knock off the rough edges
3) Stop before you grind them to dust
advice  agency  punkagram  business  future  richardhuntingdon  hhcl 
october 2011 by benterrett
The Terminators: drone strikes prompt MoD to ponder ethics of killer robots | World news | The Guardian
Analysis of unmanned aircraft in combat urges Britain to establish policy on 'acceptable machine behaviour'
robots  army  behaviours  future  review11 
april 2011 by benterrett
LRB · John Lanchester · Let Us Pay
"young readers are precisely the ones who are allergic to paying for things over the internet. But if newspaper readers are older, they will be more willing to pay: this is something we know for a fact from the music industry, where older consumers prefer to pay for their music whereas younger ones prefer to steal it. That’s why Vera Lynn had a number one record last year."
future  newspapers  newspaperclub  toread 
december 2010 by benterrett
Publishing in the future: iPads and onwards - Telegraph
"The iPad social network aggregator FlipBoard is an excellent example of how material could be presented using algorithmic design to take raw words and lift them beyond a mere list." and "They are only the latest step to what's next."
future  jeremyleslie  algorithmicdesign  apple  ipad  magazine  publishing  newspaper 
november 2010 by benterrett
Life With Google TV: My First Day Review & Impressions
Apps on the TV. We got shift some microwave ovens.
apps  google  apple  tv  future 
october 2010 by benterrett
stamen design | About Stamen
"At Stamen’s core is a commitment to extending our understanding through research projects. Our client work is full of opportunity for invention and discovery, and suggests inspirations beyond the immediate task at hand. Stamen’s close engagement with technology leads us to explore numerous research projects, which have a way of finding applications in the real world. We are neither a research and development lab, nor a straight up design firm. Stamen is something in between and among and around these things: a place where work is valued, where good ideas can come from anywhere, and results are paramount."
agency  future  punkagram  stamen  technology  development  research  designisthenewmanagementconsultancy 
october 2010 by benterrett
BBC News - Facebook and Skype deal to dial friends and family
Skype is integrating with Facebook to make it easier to call and video chat with friends and family on the social network.
skype  facebook  review10  digital  media  video  future 
october 2010 by benterrett
Linda Stone: When Distraction is Good
I did an informal audit. Sometimes I would check email. Other times, I would pace, get a glass of iced-tea, or walk outside for a few minutes. When I did the latter -- any activity that was quiet, reflective and receptive, I would feel refreshed. I was open to receiving an insight and to being in the moment. When I returned to the project that had momentarily stumped me, I would enjoy new energy. I started calling this receptive distraction. Receptive distraction is any sort of distraction that creates mental space.

When I went to email, however, I would "spin out." That is, I would completely lose track of what I had been working on and get immersed in all sorts of other issues. I started calling this deceptive distraction. I thought I could take a short break and crank out a few emails, but it took longer to do the emails than I thought, and longer to get back into my project afterward.
work  management  time  future 
june 2010 by benterrett
Schumpeter: Planning for the sequel | The Economist
"Pixar demands that each review identify at least five things that did not go well in the film, as well as five that did."
pixar  hollywood  businessmodels  designisthenewmanagementconsultancy  punkagram  future  agency 
june 2010 by benterrett
danielheaf.com: SoftTech VC‘s Jeff Clavier on Frothy Angel Rounds
Location is the new social. - Big data. We still don't know what to do with it yet and so there are unrealized opportunities
danheaf  future  review10  location  maps  gps  data  dataviz 
april 2010 by benterrett
MIT Technology Review's Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2010
"realtime search, social tv, mobile 3D, green concrete, engineered stem cells, implantable electronics, solar fuel, dual-action antibodies, light-trapping photovoltaics, cloud programming " - surprising not newspapers or magazine apps.
future  technology  mattbiddulph 
april 2010 by benterrett
iPad danger: app v. web, consumer v. creator « BuzzMachine
"I see the iPad as a Bizarro Trojan Horse. Instead of importing soldiers into the kingdom to break down its walls, in this horse, we, the people, are stuffed inside and wheeled into the old walls; the gate is shut and we’re welcomed back into the kingdom of controlling media that we left almost a generation ago. There are alternatives. I now see the battle between Apple and Google Android in clearer focus." http://twitter.com/stevenbjohnson/statuses/11595474347 : "@jeffjarvis Agreed on media apps, but iPad is also the greatest web browsing device ever, IMHO. Can't just ignore that."
jeffjarvis  ipad  apple  stevenbjohnson  future  magazines  deadtreepress 
april 2010 by benterrett
Iain Dale's Diary
"Keep your cool. There will be moments in the campaign when you want to scream your head off. Resist the temptation. Count to ten. Then count to twenty." Superb advice for managing any team or just getting through a normal day. Keep calm, be nice to people, sleep and eat properly.
iaindale  politics  election10  management  future  punkagram  work 
april 2010 by benterrett
Alan Rusbridger’s fair analysis of The Times, The Indy and the world | Beehive City
"One of the unique things about our business is that the people who write about our company are also our competitors."
guardian  alanrusbridger  future  review10 
march 2010 by benterrett
Hugh McGuire: Publishing Interview: James Bridle
"What will a "book" mean five years from now? The same thing: words, bound together." The sensible people are turning out to be the best people.
jamesbridle  books  punkagram  postdigital  future  publishing 
march 2010 by benterrett
Eight-hour day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Eight hours labour, Eight hours recreation, Eight hours rest" that's the goal! On another note the whole of this Organised Labour series is good.
labour  work  punkagram  agency  future  goal  life 
february 2010 by benterrett
Bobbie Johnson
"what I do know is that today, the world looks like a bigger place" that's what will get you. Every time.
bobbiejohnson  guardian  future  agency  punkagram 
january 2010 by benterrett
Google Plans to Upgrade Old Billboards in Street View
According to a new patent that was just granted to Google, the company could soon extend the reach of its advertising program in Google Maps to Street View. This patent, which was originally filed on July 7, 2008, describes a new system for promoting ads in online mapping applications. In this patent, Google describes how it plans to identify buildings, posters, signs and billboards in these images and give advertisers the ability to replace these images with more up-to-date ads. In addition, Google also seems to plan an advertising auction for unclaimed properties.
google  googlemaps  advertising  future  review10 
january 2010 by benterrett
BBH restructures to improve creative - advertising news - Campaign
"This is still at the pilot stage, but we are confident the changes will help us move from being just a business with a creative department to a genuine creative business."
agency  future  bbh  advertising  review09 
october 2009 by benterrett
ADVANCE BLOG » Blog Archive » The Newspaper Club
"There’s so much chatter about the future of print, but, until now, almost no-one’s actually gone out and actually tried to do something that might provide some answers. But anyway. This is a great start, and I’m full of admiration."
newspaperclub  rig  vanity  print  printing  future 
july 2009 by benterrett
Working time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The industrial revolution made it possible for a larger segment of the population to work year-round, since this labor was not tied to the season and artificial lighting made it possible to work longer each day. Henry Ford, was an ardent proponent of shorter work hours which he introduced unilaterally in his own factories. Ford stated that he pursued this policy for business rather than humanitarian reasons. He believed that workers (who were also the main consumers of products) needed adequate leisure time to consume products and thus perceive a need to purchase them."
weekend  working  henryford  future  agency  history  week  time  jobs  work 
june 2009 by benterrett
Mudlark
"Mudlark is a cross-platform production company. A partnership between a games company, a TV company and a web company.

We deliver commissions, campaigns and applications.

We produce mobile phone games, ARGS, virtual world experiences, television programmes, digital arts adventures and social network narratives.

We work across platforms, online, offline, real world, virtual world, imaginary worlds and simulations.

We develop original IP value in formats, processes and designs as we tell stories and play games."
mudlark  punkagram  postdigital  good  company  future  games  production  4ip  agency 
may 2009 by benterrett
Technological singularity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Statistician I. J. Good first wrote of an "intelligence explosion," suggesting that if machines could even slightly surpass human intellect, they could improve their own designs in ways unforeseen by their designers, and thus recursively augment themselves into far greater intelligences" Controversially, I think this is utter bollocks.
computers  theory  thinking  future  design  intelligence 
april 2009 by benterrett
russell davies: BIG
"If you need to put a huge picture of the client in the lobby to get the building made, then do that, and don't do it grudgingly, do it well, make it good, make it a postive."
good  agency  rig  punkagram  big  architecture  future 
april 2009 by benterrett
Digital Britain Position Paper
"In fact, we are open with our VC that we need to experiment, innovate and undertake risk in order to understand the right mix of revenue models that will see us navigate successfully through both the media transition we are experiencing as well produce growth on the other side."
danhon  sixtostart  digitalbritain  punkagram  future 
april 2009 by benterrett
Best of Behance's 99% Conference: 13 Tried and True Practices For Making Ideas Happen | Design of the Times | Fast Company
"The obvious can be your best friend. There are few new ideas, folks. Mostly just better iterations of the old ones. Trying to reinvent the wheel too often just results in a lot of wheel spinning." Brilliant, funny and true. That's a triple whammy.
michaelbierut  productivity  work  future  creativity  agency 
april 2009 by benterrett
BBC - Radio Five Live Presenters - Mark Saggers
"Graeme Souness once told me, “if you show your enthusiasm for the sport, and you look people in the eye, then they’ll be with you when you broadcast”"
future  advice  quotes  enthusiasm 
april 2009 by benterrett
The cuddly side of BBH - Rory Sutherland's Blog - Blogs - Brand Republic
"staff are being offered the chance to trade a 3.5% cut in pay for a near 50% increase in their holiday allowance. It would be interesting to find out how many people would have willingly made this trade-off even before the downturn." Yes, yes, yes.
rorysutherland  funny  recessionwatch  bbh  holidays  life  future 
april 2009 by benterrett
Goodbye Google | stopdesign
"Yes, it’s true that a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re testing 41 shades between each blue to see which one performs better. I had a recent debate over whether a border should be 3, 4 or 5 pixels wide, and was asked to prove my case.'
google  design  data  funny  jobs  future 
march 2009 by benterrett
Why Small Companies Will Win in This Economy - Peter Bregman - HarvardBusiness.org
"I don't know a single person who works for a large company who feels confident they'll have a job in 6 months. Not one."
small  company  agency  punkagram  future  creditcrunch  big 
march 2009 by benterrett
BBC News | Seattle paper moves online only
"However, the website will be run solely as a source of local news and opinion, rather than an internet incarnation of the former newspaper. There will be an editorial staff of 20, compared to the previous 150. The remaining editorial staff will be expected to write, edit, take photos, and shoot video. "We don't feel like we have to cover everything ourselves," said a statement from Michelle Nicolosi, who will lead the site as executive producer. "We'll partner for some content; we won't duplicate what the wire is reporting unless we have something unique to offer; we'll continue to showcase the great content from our 150 or so reader bloggers and we'll link to content partners and competitors to create the best mix of news on our front page.""
newspaper  future  businessmodels  blogging 
march 2009 by benterrett
Amazon.com: Kindle 2: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation): Kindle Store
"Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and even crisper images'
paper  future  mobile  printing 
february 2009 by benterrett
Reasons to Prefer Print Over Online Publishing
Aaron Cope's papernet concept → PaperCamp → BookCamp → Marks and Meaning → Russell Davies' 'new schtick' → Ben Terrett's 'Things Our Friends Have Written on the Internet' project
rig  vanity  pgram016  paper  deadtreepress  projects  future  punkagram  reallyinterestinggroup 
february 2009 by benterrett
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline pledges cheap medicine for world's poor | Business | guardian.co.uk
"In a major change of strategy, the new head of GlaxoSmithKline, Andrew Witty, has told the Guardian he will slash prices on all medicines in the poorest countries, give back profits to be spent on hospitals and clinics and – most ground-breaking of all – share knowledge about potential drugs that are currently protected by patent."
businessmodels  free  business  glaxo  gsk  pharma  future 
february 2009 by benterrett
[Quotable] NetNewsWire, JotSpot, Git, Google, old Texas sayings, etc. - (37signals)
"my advice to startups in this particular category is if you’re going to put your product in beta — put your business model in beta with it" Yes! Yes! Yes!
punkagram  business  future  agency  quotes 
july 2008 by benterrett
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