March, 2009

  • Steve Clayton

    When Twitter Goes Too Far



    I foresee a new line in Fancy Dress Stores – “websites you like”

  • Steve Clayton

    Isaac Mizrahi and Windows Phones



    Okay so maybe not everyone knows who fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi is but it caught my eye during our announcements at CTIA Wireless in Vegas today. Seems like he’ll be sprucing up some new Windows Phones with a touch of catwalk style soon. Sadly no photos so I’ll have to suffice with an image of the forthcoming Facebook app for Windows Phones (developed by a pal of mine as it happens…).

    We’ve also hooked up with the Design Museum London and Council of Fashion Designers of America – the former is a super cool design museum/shop/exhibition space that I’m a member of back in the smoke. The very same places that worships the ground upon which Jony Ive walks.

    Hats off to the teams…though I wish the Faceook app was available now and that the Mizrahi phones were visible. We still have some stuff to learn from Apple keynotes it seems.

  • Steve Clayton

    Mini Microsoft shows up on Twitter



    This could get interesting. Mini Microsoft is now on Twitter. if you’re not familiar with the man behind the curtain, check out his near 5 year old blog

  • Steve Clayton

    More Funky Physics With Surface


    DaVinci (Microsoft Surface Physics Illustrator) from Razorfish - Emerging Experiences on Vimeo.

    I’ve posted a video from our UK team in the past playing around with a physics engine on Surface and here’s another from Razorfish. In the recent Stephen Elop "2019" video I wondered how real the dog playing with a ball demo was given it seemed to be on a glass wall. That part of the video seemed the most fantasy part to me but having seen this video, I can now see that it’s actually pretty realistic and likely just using a similar physics engine and projection on to glass. Very very cool.

  • Steve Clayton

    Generation F



    That’s the Facebook generation to you and I…though really just a smart way of naming Gen Y. Their rules are set forth by Gary Hamel in the WSJ management blog and I found them via my good pal John Caswell.

    1. All ideas compete on an equal footing.
    2. Contribution counts for more than credentials.
    3. Hierarchies are natural, not prescribed.
    4. Leaders serve rather than preside.
    5. Tasks are chosen, not assigned.
    6. Groups are self-defining and -organizing.
    7. Resources get attracted, not allocated.
    8. Power comes from sharing information, not hoarding it.
    9. Opinions compound and decisions are peer-reviewed.
    10. Users can veto most policy decisions.
    11. Intrinsic rewards matter most.
    12. Hackers are heroes.

    Gary has some detail behind each of them and they’re spot on for the world I live in. I like these two in particular


    2. Contribution counts for more than credentials.
    When you post a video to YouTube, no one asks you if you went to film school. When you write a blog, no one cares whether you have a journalism degree. Position, title, and academic degrees—none of the usual status differentiators carry much weight online. On the Web, what counts is not your resume, but what you can contribute.


    8. Power comes from sharing information, not hoarding it.
    The Web is also a gift economy. To gain influence and status, you have to give away your expertise and content. And you must do it quickly; if you don’t, someone else will beat you to the punch—and garner the credit that might have been yours. Online, there are a lot of incentives to share, and few incentives to hoard.


    Oh and check #11 too…

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