January, 2010

  • Steve Clayton

    Caffeine and calories

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    Click for the full size….makes for interesting reading and my shift to espresso as my coffee of choice appears to be a good one…in comparison to cappuccino as my previously preferred option.

    via Information is Beautiful



  • Steve Clayton

    Now that’s a telly

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    Sony���s new NX800 HDTV. Stunning. It includes wifi for viewing Netflix, YouTube etc and a host of internet widgets. Yummy

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  • Steve Clayton

    Die Trying

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    One of my recent favourites from Hugh. As Mr Miyagi would say, there is no “maybe” when doing something. it’s Yes. Or No.



  • Steve Clayton

    Brilliant At The Basics

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    I’m really enjoying Nicholas Bate’s recent set of posts on Brilliant At The Basics. It looks like we have 100 of these to look forward to but already there are some gems in the first 4. Okay I’ll admit the one above caught my eye because it has Google and Bing as verbs. Pleasantly ironic given the subject is brand.

    I love the two below as well. The first encouraging people to speak in plain English and in both the IT industry at large, and here at Microsoft we need to take this to heart. Seriously, some of the stuff we collectively churn out and then expect no IT folks to understand is outrageous. A few recent examples have even been hard for IT folks to understand…

    One of the things I enjoy and aim to try to do is simplify the complexities of IT. I’m by no means brilliant but if you find me straying in to corporate or IT bull*** here, please let me know. 

    This final one (#2 in the series) really is the basics but so many companies get it wrong. I was going to give some of my own examples here but you know who they are.

    thanks Nicholas, keep up the great work over the next 96!






  • Steve Clayton

    Techmeme…the day after

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    I decided to run Techmeme.com through Wordle on the day after Steve Jobs announced what is apparently “the most important thing I've ever done”. I’d bet he didn’t actually say that but if he did, he’d be happy with the fact that iPad is dominating the blogosphere if we use Techmeme as our barometer. Dig a little deeper of course and the coverage is very mixed but in terms of free publicity, they did pretty well.

    I’m going to hold off any public views on the iPad til I get to actually play with one. Besides, my views would only drown in the sea of voices above! One thing I will comment on is the iPad promotional video. There is something ever so slightly creepy about it. I’m a self confessed fan of Jonathan Ive but I don’t get that whole “magical” thing he starts with. I mean c’mon dude, it doesn’t exceed our ability to understand it.



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