December 2011

100 Things to Watch in 2012

By |2017-10-04T15:46:36-08:00December 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

JWT, the global creative agency, issues it's annual list of 100 Things to Watch in the year ahead. My fave: Self-Powering Devices. "In 2011 engineers made strides toward harnessing kinetic energy to power our devices [...]

Boxing Day

By |2017-10-04T15:46:36-08:00December 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|

A poem for the day after Christmas by W.H. Auden. Well, so that is that. Now we must dismantle the tree, Putting the decorations back into their cardboard boxes -- Some have got broken -- [...]

The Dawn of Neuroeconomics

By |2017-10-04T15:46:37-08:00December 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Although most modern economic theory is based on the idea that humans make decision based on rational data and their own best interests, although a lot of work in game theory has proven that's not [...]

Book Sales Are Up Double Digits

By |2017-10-04T15:46:37-08:00December 13th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Even with the enormous rise of e-book sales on Kindles and iPads, brick-and-mortar bookshops are selling board-and-paper books at record rates. According to Julie Bosman, writing in the New York Times today, Amazon is reporting [...]

Notes on Google Plus

By |2017-10-04T15:46:37-08:00December 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Here's an interesting factoid: when Google searches for a person's name, the algorithm first searches the membership profiles of Google+. So, if you want your name to be found a little faster, it might make [...]

Changing the Way We Roll

By |2017-10-04T15:46:37-08:00December 11th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Car companies can respond to change quickly and can redesign entire automotive paradigms in a matter of a few years. But how do you change the paradigm of a city? And what happens when cars [...]