I’ve just found this page, and I’m sure I’m not the first, which seeks to discredit the online storage provider, Dropbox.
I’d like to think I’m a typical Dropbox user, but actually I’m probably not because I pay for the full service so my digital life is stored there. Yes, there probably are cheaper options, but I’m happy enough with what I’ve got so the first onslaught doesn’t bother me that much.
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1 comment / March 11th, 2013
So, the UK government have decided that by the end of this year, the nutritional information on the front of foods will all look the same.
Will this actually happen? Hard to say, but if it does, it would be nice to think that whatever tablets of stone are handed down, they are more about the interests of the user (or in this case the eater) than a token display of information that’s fairly meaningless to most of us.
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0 comments / March 11th, 2013
A tweet from Joel Hughes asking for examples of good uses of QR codes (the general concensus is that there aren’t that many) reminded me of this nice idea for a job advert as a tattooist.
Which lead me to start thinking of other possible good uses of QR codes. Then I remembered a brief Twitter exchange with Tom Nelson, the US half of Humans in Design, about his experience of Simple, a new bank/banking service recently launched in the States. From the information on Simple’s website, I have slightly mixed feelings about whether it will actually be simple to use or just offers customers more data – the two aren’t necessarily the same thing.
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3 comments / March 11th, 2013
This article about how complicated household appliances are becoming reminded me of what I thought might be some unnecessary feature overload on the tumble drier we recently got (to replace the one that went bang).
It seems to offer about 15 settings, but we’ve only investigated the first three: Extra Dry, Cupboard Dry Plus and Cupboard Dry. Seems sensible enough, but there is also an option to choose a dryness level between 1 and 3, with 1 being better for the planet. But as I see it, these options simply give different ways to get the same result.
So surely all that’s really needed is Extra Dry Plus, and of course Extra Dry Plus Plus.
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0 comments / February 27th, 2013
So, it seems a lot of people are very excited about the new parking signs created by Pentagram for New York City. And why not, it’s a huge change to one of New York’s iconic images. The existing design and Pentagram’s new design Before I start going all negative, I should point out that the [...]
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2 comments / January 8th, 2013