This isn’t a placement ad. I promise. No, I’ve just been musing on the genius of Amazon. It’s become the new hypocrisy to have a stab at the company for allegedly destroying local businesses while simultaneously relishing its next day delivery service and limitless merchandise. While I’ve never been unsympathetic to the decline of local […]Read More God bless Amazon…and comic books
“And they likely would. A crowning is more than the literal crown on the head; it’s a commitment before God as much as a wedding is more than a piece of paper. Doesn’t it deserve some respect, then?”Read More The rise of the social media wedding
As Apple celebrates the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, it might be worth pondering why Spain has no love for the acclaimed device. The numbers are not flattering. According to research group Kantar, Google Android has a 90 percent market share in Spain with the iPhone falling way behind on 4.3 percent. And the numbers have consistently […]Read More Why doesn’t Spain love the iPhone?
Has the death knell been sounded for pubs and restaurants? Customers can now order food and drink to their table through downloadable mobile apps. Food, drink and re-orders are paid for with the push of a button with servers left to deliver them. The ‘order and pay’ app has already been adopted by pub chains […]Read More Will apps kill pubs?
“There’s a reason for why it’s still relevant: when people browse the Internet they make thousands of gut-instinct judgements a week. Not only do they browse the net, but they also assess what businesses send them from it and what services they offer.”Read More How to know if a site is secure for purchasing
Threat alerts are something to be mindful of but very few can profess the specialty of knowing the intricate ins and outs of how digital protection. Whether every website is as safe as the other is a factor which doesn’t rate with many people when considering when to submit their bank details into a payment form. Whether a website uses Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or any other big name, it not as important as to the website on which these services are available.Read More Why established companies offer better digital protection
At Darrow we do not seek to take sides in this debate, but rather to promote different thinking – new angles to old problems and promote reframing exercises. Today’s political climate is far too black and white. Old problems are returning, but in a setting never seen before. The political establishment, be that in Brussels, London or Edinburgh, by and large try the same ideas from the past but expecting new outcomes. New, fresh thinking is necessary to deal with the brave new world we are facing, a world filled with new and familiar dangers that are ever-shifting.Read More Mother Nature or nuclear weapons is our choice of death
With that in mind the announcement of Apple Music presented a tantalising, albeit suspicious, opportunity. Apple’s march into gimmickry recently began with their watches and looks set to continue. There’s even rumours that they’re launching their own mobile network. Novelty has replaced revolution and you wonder if they’d be on the market at all if Steve Jobs hadn’t uploaded to the big iCloud in the sky.Read More Review: Apple Music v Spotify
Paul Levy’s latest book is a necessary counter-balance. He doesn’t embark on a proselytising Luddite crusade beginning with ‘back in my day’. From the outset he predicates his analysis with the claim that while technology is good and here to stay, we’ve never had a real discussion on how much it impacts on our lives and changes how we think.Read More Review: Digital Inferno by Paul Levy
I recently returned from the Kingdom of Spain and have rejoiced in spending time with friends and family (if you’re feverishly monkish, this is code for ‘testing the limits of drunken decency in old haunts in celebration of being united with old comrades once again’).Read More Pistols at dawn and drinks for dinner: political friendships in a digital age