Iâ€™d not heard about The Age of Stupid before seeing a story in the Financial Times about it that showed up in my RSS reader this morning. The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future, which will have its world premiere in London on March 15th 2009 and then be released in UK cinemas on March 20th 2009, followed by other countries. SYNOPSIS Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off) stars as a man living alone in the … [Read more...] about The Age of Stupid
Sir Richard Branson isnâ€™t just a guy with a beard and a penchant for sweaters, balloons and boat racing. Heâ€™s also the man behind one of the most successful brands in the world: Virgin. So starts the bio page that describes Richard Branson on Virginâ€™s corporate website. Itâ€™s a good, concise description of a man who epitomizes his organizationâ€™s brand, so closely identified is he with that brand across so many different business areas, and who is a powerful communicator (or, as some … [Read more...] about Unfiltered Branson
Possibly the most interesting news so far to come out of the Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona this week is that there seems to be clear agreement among mobile operators and equipment manufacturers to develop and bring to market a universal mobile phone charger. Imagine: a tool to charge your phone that will fit any future phone on the market. You know whatâ€™s it like right now, donâ€™t you? If you have, say, three phones from different manufacturers, youâ€™ll have three … [Read more...] about Fingers crossed for a mobile industry standard
Last month, IT industry analysts Gartner published their 2008 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Here's what it looks like: What I find especially interesting is where on the hype cycle some of these technologies are, especially seeing their current and predicted positions along the Technology Trigger and cresting the Peak of Inflated Expectations. What will languish in the Trough of Disillusionment, and what will emerge onto the Slope of Enlightenment? Gartnerâ€™s own summary … [Read more...] about Notables in the 2008 Gartner hype cycle
Reading about CO2Stats (via TechCrunch), a company who says it monitors your website's environmental footprint and purchases renewable energy to neutralize it: [...] The carbon footprint of air and automobile transportation is widely known, but few people are aware that the electricity generation required for information and communication technologies (ICT) is now responsible for 2% of global CO2 emissions, exceeding the emissions of the entire aviation industry. With CO2Stats it is for the … [Read more...] about Is your website green?