This week’s links of interest from the MRM team:
‘Picturing the past 10 years’: Phillip Niemeyer’s visual in the New York Times beautifully depicts the key events in news, business, culture and more over the past decade. While it may be understandably US-biased, it’s hard to disagree with most of the highlights.
CES: Latest and greatest in tech to come out of the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place at the moment in Las Vegas http://ces2010.t3.com/. Also great coverage on the Telegraph – favorite has to be the magic wand TV remote.
Ford: Is Twitter taking over? CEO Alan Mulally announced the new range of Ford cars will allow users to tweet live whilst driving via voice recognition software. Coverage from The Guardian
Balsamiq: Ian waxed lyrical at his personal blog about Balsamiq earlier this week. The visually-rich web-based application allows teams to collaboratively (and rapidly) translate ideas for software, websites or apps into live mock-ups. If you’ve ever had to develop a presence online, you’ll immediately see the benefits.
Brown coup: Interesting view from The New Statesman that the Guardian is in a tricky spot over what’s being perceived as inconsistent political positioning following attempted coup against Gordon Brown. Where will they go next?
Crystal ball gazing: Prediction offerings by David Goodhart for 2010 include the true repercussions of the financial crisis coming to light, Osama Bin Laden being caught by the Chinese and the Tories managing their inheritance following a general election. Oh, and Charles will become King. http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2009/12/editorial-6/