Jumping 23 miles and landing on your feet.

Today, we watched a man jump from the edge of space, 23 miles above the surface of the planet. He landed on his feet.

We watched it live on a social network video sharing site, via wifi and 3G, whilst sharing our collective anxieties with everyone in the world on our handheld super computers. Live.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that the future isn’t what it was supposed to be.

Analogue glances.

There’s a decent amount of talk going on about “glance-able information” in the form of dashboards and second-screens. The central idea is to use digital to be ambiently aware of information, or add commentary to your experience. They augment what you are currently doing. Not in an AR kind of way, just casually. backchannel

The Television Set.

I wanted to write a little bit about the television set.

Over the years, the basic design of televisions has changed quite dramatically, whilst staying the same: a screen in a box. There are knobs to turn, or buttons to push, maybe a remote control, and the screen has got less bulbous over the years. Largely, it is a screen in a box.

don’t touch that dial