Two seconds

When the clocks chime in the New Year, it will be either side of two extraordinary, seconds. One will be the first of a new decade, the 2020’s. The other will be the last second of the previous one. Together they frame a moment that dissects a twenty-year span of time, creating 2 distinct eras.

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What Sparky Wants for Christmas

One of the most rewarding things about working with someone like Olive is we inevitably get to know each other. That’s the nature of the learning process; you chat and discover those apparently insignificant things that somehow knit themselves together to form the fabric of a shared experience. It’s a similar dynamic to the conversations

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FaceTime at Medicine Bakery

Let’s Not Talk About Us Actually

2019 is a pivotal year. The end of one decade and the beginning of another. A good time to evaluate the fruit of seeds sown in the recent past. Some, beautiful though they may be, are invisible to the naked eye. Or at least are easy to overlook. Better to fall into silent observation than

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Taling Learning

Parlez-Vous human?

As a student, I did a year-long internship at the French engineering company Alstom, just north of Paris. It was the mid-1980s and an interesting period in the computing industry. For example, I saw one of the first demonstrations of an 802.5 compliant token ring local area network at the Tech Expo in Le Bourget.

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The Butterfly - from Happy Hub

When Butterflies Spread their Wings

The Priceless Gift of Serendipity We often talk about the serendipitous nature of conversations that lead to meaningful innovation. We also like to talk about the system magic that happens when lives touch. We first met Yinka Suleiman 3 years ago at a Community Resilience workshop sponsored by Birmingham City Council and a local forward-thinking

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