Monthly Archives: October 2011

Whatever Happened to the Mass Market?

We used to believe in economies of scale, commoditisation and things getting better and cheaper all the time.  Because we were making things in the thousands and millions, we could automate, become more efficient, deliver just in time and bring … Continue reading

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The Reality Distortion Power of Words

Writers all know this.  Words have power.  A single word can bring to mind complex associations and ideas.  In fact, it’s an entire mental model, complete with assumptions, rules of operation and extrapolated inferences.  It’s amazing how much meaning a … Continue reading

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When Perspectives Change

I’ve always been fascinated by that moment when a new idea takes hold and suddenly the world is forever and irrevocably changed.  Actually, it often isn’t a moment, it’s more like a diffuse wave in time and space, but whereas … Continue reading

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Does Rest Matter?

Yesterday, when I got home from work, I fired up my laptop and was greeted with a message from my friend, mentor and coach saying “throw a blankie over your computer and take a five minute break”.  I had just … Continue reading

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Strings, Action and Compromise

I’ve noticed something about the guitars I play.  I have a variety of ways of setting them up and have tended to set them up to give each one a particular playability and sonic personality.  I didn’t really think about … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Stopped to Wonder Why?

I’ve just seen a video that was so obvious and so simple, yet it held the key to all success, especially artistic success.  Here is a link to the video and I think it’s one of the best eighteen minutes … Continue reading

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Unknowing

Ever noticed how hard it is to unknow something, once you know it?  It’s like knowledge is somehow very persistent and permanent.  Of course, if you learn to do something and then don’t do it for a while, you get … Continue reading

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