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Something remarkable happened in a recent game of doubles tennis: I was at net with my partner receiving. Both teams were in the standard doubles configuration of one up and one back. The ball was served to my partner who hit a weakish shot at the opponent at net. The opponent promptly wound up for a massive forehand winner and let loose...

For sale: MacBook Air 11″

I’m selling my stealthy 11″ MacBook Air (late 2010 model) I’ve had 18 months of exceptional and hassle-free computing from it. It has been used for net surfing and email etc, as well as some occasional Photoshop work. This MacBook Air is super-small and ridiculously light. I bought the RAM and hard drive upgrades to the...

Icon: Twitter for Mac app v3.0

A couple days ago, Twitter updated it’s logo. No longer will they be using the word ‘Twitter’, or the lowercase ‘t’. Just the bird icon (named Larry) and a simplified version at that. Good for them. Now they join the ranks of Nike, McDonalds, and Starbucks as a brand without a name. Not sure if Twitter is as...

Snake oil rebel force

A while back I wrote something about the new advertising, or how advertising would become extinct and be replaced by better products that people actually want. Well my mate Fox has thought a little harder and longer than me, and offered a glimpse into the more-likely-than-my-scenario scenario of what advertising might become: Once, years...