Random (and hopefully useful) thoughts at the intersection of Design, IT, Psychology, and Business.

Multitouch circa 1980

"Multi contact point surface" sounds like multitouch no? Here is the original image on Vintage Ad Browser. Here are some graphics tablet reviews from 1984 on Atari...

The Empathic Civilisation

A beautiful, short, fun and thought-provoking animation about mirror neurons, empathy, the future and the world. Challenging the assumptions about human nature, the assumptions that many of our institutions, like education, are based on. Eg we are hard wired for...

Cynicism inevitable

This is the hoarding of a soon-to-come Wendy’s. I can’t help but wonder, how many people walking past this will: (a) notice the tagline, and (b) read the tagline with minimal or zero...

Marketing still fail

Marketing managers have now more or less learnt the topical key words – emotional engagement, authenticity, engaging in conversations… But the doing of marketing is still essentially flawed – because marketing is still treated as a standalone function at the end of a...

Acceptance vs sufferance

If you have to work at inner peace and calm in order to overcome environmental factors, so as to accept a non-optimal situation, at what point does that become unrealistic hard work? Suffering in a situation we feel we are trapped in is not good. So how do we tell the...

Acceptance or denial – it’s our choice

As we gain knowledge exponentially, we also uncover more ambiguities. We discover that life is not black and white, but rather infinite shades of gray. To some of us, this is an incredibly exciting time. With infinite diversity, combinations, alternatives, and...

Shoulds vs wants

I have been pondering this for a while now: Why is it that the older I get the less I get to do what I “want”, and the more I seem have to do what I “should”? Just when I have finally assembled a somewhat decent carpet bag of knowledge, experience, skills, nous and...

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