Monthly Archives: August 2006

The Beauty of Grass

I visited Bury Court yesterday which claims to have two of the finest contemporary gardens in the country, designed by Christopher Blakely-Hole & Peter Oudolf. It’s been explained to me that ‘contemporary’ means lots of grasses, and a ‘Tea House’,   … » Read more …

Semantic footprints through time

On the oracle blog, I wrote a little piece on prompting for tags and categories. I was very taken with the idea from Elias Torres that there should be Karma rewards for innovating the vocabulary and was struggling with how to cope with words changing meaning. My contemporary example was “High Availability”. I very briefly looked at the way prompting inhibited innovation of the vocabulary.  … » Read more …

Che Guevara: Revolutionary & Icon in London

I visited the V&A’s Guevara, Revolutionary & Icon exhibition. This exhibition is based on the famous photographic image of him and its use, so less political and a bit more design. Lawrence Lewellyn Bownen does socialism. Sadly the V&A prohibited photographs, even of the plaques they made themselves. So here is a re-sized copy from wikipedia and some comments about some of the other exhibits.  … » Read more …

A bit of personal downtime

Originally posted as three articles on my sun/oracle blog, I went to Greece on holiday, and had an exciting journey through Gatwick on my way out as BAA responded to the heightened security threats, I shared my reading, Benkler’s “Wealth of Networks and Younge’s “Stranger in a strange land”  and got home safely.  … » Read more …