In this episode we discuss the pleasure and pain of running beta software on every device at once, how British parents are encountering the challenges of algorithms, technology companies’ influence on global politics, and how our attempts to control life often make things worse.
In this Summer episode we chat about new and old cars, the art of driving, Twitter hacks, how more technology sometimes means less control, flying around Europe in times of covid19, how are things in Italy, UK (and the US), cycles of learning and change, and how to focus the social media lens to be better informed.
In this episode we talk about the various new developments announced at Apple's WWDC conference. We also discuss the responsibilities of large corporations in terms of paying tax and doing good in the world, why the UK's contact tracing app was such a fiasco, and Euan gets to rave, yet again, about the Drafts app and the cool things he is able to do with it.
In this episode we discuss the wider meaning of West World (spoilers so if you haven't watched it yet don't listen), then we move on to how not to get driven berserk by frustration with technology, how not to be triggered in social media platforms and life generally, oh and could we adopt a rapid prototyping approach to government?
In this episode we talk about Joe Rogan moving to Spotify, we consider that organisations don't tweet, people do™, chat about the future of travel and how habits will change when we'll go back to an office, ponder about the importance of good writing when engaged in asynchronous work.
Yet another quarantine episode, where we talk about slogans, post war scenarios, how hard it its to build the tracing app we are all waiting for (and software in general), recommended TV shows, command line meditation, and how fun it is hoarding, organising and finding information.
In this episode we wonder which are the changes that will stick at the end of all this, we discuss about who is deciding about our privacy in contact tracing apps, and we consider which tools could be created to further empower communities. Things mentioned in this episode: Mark Manson's article https://bit.ly/2yP4YuL, Smarter every day episode https://bit.ly/3d9bStJ, the Professor and the Madman movie: https://amzn.to/2zDxjo1