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Why we Don’t See More Aliens on Earth

So today apparently is the day that the Voyager space probe launched in 1977 will reach the edge of our solar system and become the first man made object to travel into interstellar space. Thats pretty awesome. The best part is that although it was built in the 70s, it is powered by plutonium which […]

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Don’t Settle

Today we woke up to the news that Steve Jobs has died. Since hearing the news, I have been fascinated reading the tributes that have come to this one man from so many different people and places. From politicians to¬†entrepreneurs, it seems this man changed people’s lives in so many more ways than just the […]

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The Real Future of Darwinian Evolution

The ImDB description of the 2006 film Idiocracy runs as follows: Private Joe Bauers, the definition of “average American”, is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes 500 years in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he’s easily the most intelligent […]

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Is Rupert Murdoch the Devil?

So firstly, I do want to apologise for the radio silence. Work has been crazy, and frankly any time I could spend on weekends NOT sitting at my laptop was hard fought and rare. However, I am pleased say that I am back and looking forward to picking up where I left off…. starting of […]

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London’s Green Huts

One of the wonderful things about working at WPP is the annual Stream event. Stream is a digital event that brings together some of our agencies together with clients, VC’s, investors, entrepreneurs, journalists, bloggers and interesting people with a POV on digital and how it is changing our lives. This year we ran the first […]

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Please, don’t let this be the future

Seriously, words fail me in trying to describe this. Instead, I will simply reproduce a small sample of the comment this has generated on youtube (where, by the way, the video has notched up an impressive 1,617 dislikes, compared with 248 likes – presumably most of who work for the agency that created it.) “this […]

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Very, Very Small Blast

Rant alert: Seriously, I am getting more and more annoyed with CNN (sorry CNN). I do actually rather like them, but stories like this really are ridiculous. As you will see if you read the story (go on…. read the story), what happened in actual fact was that someone threw a firework at the hotel. […]

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Obsessed with Facebook

With Facebook recently being valued at a staggering $50 billion following the injection of capital from Goldman’s and Russian Private Equity investors, I figured it might be opportune to highlight why. The map below is one of the really staggering things I saw in 2010. It was created by a chap called Paul Butler, an […]

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2010: My Blog in Review

So in 2010 I finally did something that I have wanted to do pretty much ever since blogging became something that apparently everyone was doing…. I started a blog. I’ve really enjoyed writing my blog, and its something I will continue to do. More for my own enjoyment and amusement than anything else, but Iover […]

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What I Do All Day…

So despite of one or two work-ish related posts on this blog, this has of course become much more my personal blog. Frankly when I started writing it, I did not really know what it was going to be, so its nice that is seems to have taken on at least some direction! However, I […]

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