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2020

My choice of PANTONE’s Colour of the Year of 2020 for the site refresh is very deliberate, recognising our “New Normal” just around the corner. Pantone’s selection was announced in December 2019 just prior to the advent of Coronavirus, with the ironic claim that “it’s a colour that anticipates what’s going to happen next”. In […]

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Leaving Equinix

It’s been three years to the day since my last post — a side effect of my being completely immersed in my job at Equinix (where I was, until last week, Director of Cloud & IT Services). I’ve been based in Zürich and working ostensibly in London for the past 5 years (having spent the last decade in Europe, […]

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Future Internet

Crystal ball: Data-only carriers to destroy the telco industry RSN

This is one of those random thoughts that fits in a tweet but deserves a little more explanation. Like most I currently pay around €100 a month for a mobile package that includes some texts, airtime (2+2 hours on and off peak), some data and usually some useless gimmicks (free calls at certain times or […]

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Apple iPad to be Steve Jobs’ welcome back gift?

You may recall the Crystal Ball: Apple’s $599 “iPad Touch” Netbook (with pictures) article last year in which I mocked up the forthcoming Apple iPad. Although it turns out I wasn’t the first with this idea (further proof it’s got legs) I wasn’t the last either, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that “people privy […]

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Cloud Future

Crystal Ball: Apple’s $599 “iPad Touch” Netbook (with pictures)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so how better to illustrate what I think an Apple “netbook” might look like than to design what I’d build if I were them. I’ve affectionately called it the “Apple iPad Touch” – not because it’s a particularly clever name but because it’s close to “iPod” […]

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Apple WWDC Predictions

So it’s Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) today in San Francisco and Steve Jobs will certainly have some new goodies for us Mac junkies, likely: iPhone 2.0 Immediately available, probably worldwide, perhaps with new partnerships, probably cheaper again (who ever said being an Apple early adopter wasn’t without its costs?) New toys including 3G, GPS, […]