Monthly Archives: April 2010

Dench Sequence

I am not good at art. Therefore it is humbling to see how an artist creates an image that resonates. Here’s Derren Brown’s time-lapse portrait of Dame Judy Dench. Personally, I think it’s a stunning piece – almost, but not … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe It…

Yet another opportunity for a Victor Meldrew moment today with the news that: Wildlife documentary makers are infringing animals’ rights to privacy by filming their most private and intimate moments, according to a new study. Footage of animals giving birth … Continue reading

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A Warm Cuddly Feeling of Niceness

Sometimes, I think that we just don’t see the power of the hidden persuaders. Here, for example, is a brilliant¬†advert for John Lewis (a UK department store). It’s a great example of its type – pushing all sorts of emotional … Continue reading

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Damn The Rising Inflection

As you know, it doesn’t take much to get me going on a Victor Meldrew rant. One thing that is practically guaranteed to do it is to hear someone speak with a rising inflection at the end, or even during, … Continue reading

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RIP, Guy

Damn, Guy Kewney has died. Only a couple of years older than me. His columns on the developments in IT and computing, particularly in the early days of the 1980s were the ones I trusted and enjoyed the most.

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Missing the Target

We wade through a sea of advertising these days. Waves of the stuff crash in via post, newspapers, email, TV and many other channels. Most of it is not targeted at us as individuals, but the percentage of advertising that … Continue reading

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The Things We Do For Love

Caring comes in all sorts of forms. What are you doing at the moment?

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