In this episode we chat about privacy, facebook and the beauty of subscription models. Then we discuss about the good and bad of advertising (finding out that one of us has a background in this art). We move on to criticise the state of information and finally we provide the answer to life, the universe and everything.
In this episode we talk about getting older but no wiser, new Apple stuff that is incredibly cool but that we're not going to buy, an interesting new subscription support for podcasters, oh, and we almost fall out again, this time over consultancy. As a special bonus we both tell a joke and end up on the cheery subject of identity theft.
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.