Friday, 29 February 2008

Humour of the Scots

I love this......

A man walks into a Glasgow library and says to the librarian,
"Excuse me Miss, do ye huv any books on suicide?"

The librarian looks up and says,
"Fuck off! Ye'll no bring it back!"

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Nokia Concept Phone

I could lose this in an instant, but I'd still like to try it out.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Northern Rock Fiasco

Is it just me or does anyone else think that the management at Northern Rock have come out of this monetary car crash with their pockets well and truly lined and receiving no more than a stern telling off by a bunch of suits?

I don't see any mortgage lenders being bailed out in America in the same way unless someone can give me information to the contrary?

I do see a lot of press, bashing politicians for their handling of the situation, but surely the blame must be put squarely at the door of the Northern Rock management and their woefully inadequate contingency planning. The doors were falling off long before this hit the press.

I shouldn't really care as I don't have a mortgage or anything else to do with Northern Rock but it really will piss me off when I see Matt Ridley & Adam Applegarth and the rest of the brilliant management team back in full time employment.

Stability in the London Finance market?


Thursday, 21 February 2008

Inflatable Summer House

I would love one of these for the summer.

Would go well with the jetpack no?

Oh hold on, I need a garden first.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

100 channels on my phone

Well it's taken a while, but eventually Orange are maybe finally getting their head round this.

Previously I signed up for SkySports TV via my N95 whilst I was sitting on a train heading to Edinburgh. £5 per month, cancel any time you want - not a problem you think. Then you get to the quality. It's shit. Now I was on a train admittedly so I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried it again when in a fixed position and with full connection - still shit. The sound is brilliant, but the picture morphs between static players and that really trippy bit from the end of 2001. Not exactly premiership quality.

I can't work out whether it's the machine or the signal but neither can keep up with the pace - and as the old jokes goes - "she's got a great face for radio" - let's hope the digital radio stations are better quality (hoping the GCap haven't ditched all of them by then)

Must remember to cancel that Sky subscription.

This is communication

This is a shameless plug for a group I've started on Facebook.

I want to gather info from people inside and outside the comms industry to see where people think we are headed with communication channels. Ok don't turn off straight away - I'm thinking about mobile, web, tv, voice - how we interact with it and how we can make it better - think of all the platforms - the devices you have used and were pissed off because no real thought had gone into either the design or the usability.

And if you are developing something - hardware or campaign - or have delivered something into a business that makes a massive difference then please shout about it. Stop being all British and be bloody proud of you and/or your team's achievements.

Monday, 4 February 2008

can we get rid of the word 'digital'

Since everything in the world we live in has gone digital, can we start to take it out of everday working vocabulary and start to consider it as normal not to prefix work such as 'digital campaign' and 'digital offering'

It's all encompassing so therefore not really required. 5 years ago when we were picking oursleves up again and trying to regain our confidence, yes digital was still being forged out as a channel.

These jonny come lately's who bang on about digital like they started the revolution. Same people who'll next be telling me that the 'mobile revolution is upon us and we need to think further than the handset and 160 text messaging'

I bloody well know that already, but thanks for patronising me - why don't you just go the whole way and come and give me a wee pat me on the head Benny Hill style?!