In this episode we pick up on the topics in Tim O’Riley’s recent article The End of Silicon Valley as We Know It. How do we regulate technology, how do we end up with the right result, what is the right result, and could we be a bit be a bit kinder to each other on the way?
In this episode we start from vaccines and how conversations and online influence are impacting public health, we move on to celebrities interviews and how many think they must take a side. After a quick debate on handle and hooks, we talk about food, cats and caravans. We end wondering how many of the new behaviours adopted in the last year will end up lasting.
This episode we use Euan's blog's twentieth birthday as an excuse to riff on the early days of the internet and how things have changed. Who would have thought we would one day have a US President who was a troll? How did we survive without being able to look up just about anything whenever and wherever we want? And why do companies in the east approach the new opportunities afforded by the web fundamentally differently? We end up talking about the wonder that is the NHS, how technology can help us stay healthy, and how important getting out into the real world is.
In this episode we first talk about driving (cars, lorries, motorbikes, people crazy), then we hear about Euan's new HomePod Mini, and finally we discuss about past present and future of some real and some fictional politicians (American, Italian, British).
In this episode we take a look at Clubhouse - and Euan runs away! But he can run faster thanks to Fitness+. We then go long on capitalism and market forces firstly talking about the upside (yes there is one) and downside of Facebook's algorithms then end up with the fascinating story of GameStop and the power of Reddit.
In this episode we talk about Paolo's new M1 Mac; Euan pulling further back from Social Media; Enjoying space and time; Being more thoughtful and less concerned about what others' reactions might be; And end up talking about the joys of walking and the pleasure to be found in accepting what is.
In this new episode we start chatting about lockdown-flavoured knowledge management and how to use zoom for open channels and parties, we reflect on the fact that these are good times to chill out and we have our usual discussion on good vs. bad people online. We then talk about Big Sur and the new M1 Macs (one of us is waiting for the delivery), how these are all tools for artisan, and we finish talking about Ikea home automation lights and having Siri around the house.