links for 2008-01-19
by Martin Belam, 19 January 2008
"It occurred to me that us mere mortals who are standing upright, destroying the world, will have to evolve yet again. What notion will jump to the fore, leaving us no choice but to change the way we sit and move our limbs? The computer".
"On impulse I signed up for a Barclaycard OnePulse - the credit card, Oyster and contactless payments all in one. But now I've had second thoughts, snipped it up into little pieces and written to Donna Middleton, head of customer services to say why".
"Steve Purdham, CEO of We7 said 'From very modest beginnings with only 30 tracks of music, it's great to end 2007 by hitting our first millionth download in such a short time. We are already on course to achieve our two millionth download shortly'".
"For a big company to act small, there typically needs to be some significant threat to sustainability. Not gradual erosion of cash-cow businesses, but massively disruptive forces staring it down". Sometimes even that isn't enough, eh, Mr Music Industry?