If you take a look at how we live our lives now, it’s hard to imagine an existence before we had digital. So much of our everyday life revolves around the internet, mobile networks and the ability to communicate and consume online. In such a relatively short space of time, digital has changed EVERYTHING. Digital […]Read More Welcome to the digital world – Part 1: Instant solutions
When you’re a freelancer you tend to spend a lot of your time hanging around in coffee shops, using the free wi-fi and gradually becoming addicted to flat whites. But it’s not all macchiatos and muffins when you’re a coffee shop worker (CSW) – when your local coffee outlet is also your office there are […]Read More Working from coffee shops: The top three challenges
As the dust settles on another Christmas, I got to thinking about the presents my family and I exchanged this year. There was a time, not so long ago, when the vast majority of those gifts would have centred around three things: music CDs, movies or TV shows on DVD and heavy, hardback copies of […]Read More Owning your experience – a revolution in how we consume music and art
As someone who hot-desks in several different offices, and as a regular commuter on trains full of business people, I’m often subjected to other people’s dubious choice of phone ringtone. Now, we all want our ringtone to be individual – there’s nothing worse than a phone ringing and three people around the meeting room table […]Read More Somebody pick up the phone – why music shouldn’t be background
I was talking to a friend last week about pedestrian crossings – yes, I’m that fascinating. I’d noticed recently that an increasing number of people will stand at a pedestrian crossing waiting to cross the road, but won’t actually press the button to make the lights go red and stop the traffic. Odd, I thought. […]Read More To press, or not to press: placebo buttons and pedestrian crossings
I was in a meeting today where one of the guys leading the session was feeling slightly out of sorts. He’d lost his smartphone… or to be more precise, he hadn’t lost it, his wife had washed his clothes with the phone still in them. But the upshot was the same either way: he had […]Read More Losing your smartphone: the cardinal sin of 21st century life
We live in an increasingly digital world: we buy our clothes online, we buy our books through our Kindle e-readers, we share our family photos on Facebook and we plan our restaurant trips around the online vouchers that get us one pizza free…or that may just be me. Who can resist cheap pizza, eh! But […]Read More Living in a digital world – Star Trek or second nature?