Day: August 5, 2008

Visual representation in real time


Those of you who know we well know this is one of my fav topics. Seeing very large amounts of data represented instantly in a visual way so you can see outlying events and trends and themes and subtle nuances easily.

The BBC has just released a nice little video on how they are using this, very impressive. If this is what your media have, imagine what your government and military are doing. Reminds me of all the fun stuff we did in financial markets too catching insider traders and monitoring trade flows.

Rotary Dialing for the iPhone


This is one of the funniest and silliest things I have seen in a while. Hot on the heels of the iPhone metronome and the iPhone spirit level we now have rotary dialing, yes just like the original ones. All the billions of dollars in R&D have been well spent. Welcome to the 50s. It is very well implemented from a visual and realistic user experience poiint of view. Check it out at www.iretrophone.com – well done guys!

Now if we could just dial back to the same cost of living we had in the 50s (I wasn’t born then but I heard it was goood).