Wintour and Frith have the buzz

Anna Wintour and Mark Frith are iconic editors.  Wintour of Vogue and Frith of Heat and now at Time Out. They mix celebrity and fashion: two of the great modern themes.  Or post-modern themes. Anybody generating content today should look at what they have done and what they are doing.  It has a lesson for

Is Augmented Reality the next “red button” ?

Remember the fuss about the digital TV “red button” ? You press it while watching a commercial and hey presto! you’re whisked to a rich media advertisement featuring video, text content, interactive web pages, etc. Problem is, nobody wants to actually do that. It took broadcasters a few [expensive] years to recognise this, and now, as far

Pressure on free speech to ease with Eady retirement

The pressure on free speech by the triple whammy of libel, privacy and injunctions should ease.   Mr Justice Eady is retiring as the senior judge in the High Court of England and Wales hearing those types of cases. Eady has given a string of decisions which have tightened privacy and opened the way for injunctions to stop

The meaning of the word

You have to admire Simon Heffer. He’s an associate editor at The Daily Telegraph and self-appointed guardian of the English language.  He’s been fighting the good fight at the Telegraph for some time.  His periodic style notes are both witty and trenchant. From the extracts that appeared in the Telegraph, it looks as if his

It’s imagination Jim, just not as we need it.

So, Eric Schmidt of google reveals how we are finally catching up with the future, as immortalised by Star Trek!! He’s telling us that in a few months time, users of Android (google) smartphones will “…be able to speak into the phone in one language, and have the phone read back the translation aloud in another language.” [remember