NDP Blog

Author
Simon Whittaker

I used to play a game - walking down Oxford Street - where I would count the number of people using smartphones (I included people listening to iPods too).  I would count up if I saw someone using one and down if I didn't - all the way down to our offices in Centre Point.  Month after month it always netted at a negative number - less people doing it than not. 

Author
Simon Whittaker

This may or not make any sense:

If you've ever seen the movie Ratatouille, there is the moment when the cynical old critic tastes the dish in the restaurant - and is instantly transported back to his childhood.

Author
Simon Whittaker

In this last brief moment of freedom, I wanted to share my conclusion about Android, iPhone and the general future of the universe. In just a few days time, a post like this won't be possible, Censorship of the iPhone masses will prevail in the form of democratic blog moderation and we (you and I) will have to find new channels in which to share such scurrilous thoughts.

Author
Simon Whittaker

We (that's me and Anne-Marie), have, in a moment of accord, agreed a policy.

Going forwards, the company blog-zone is going to be moderated by Anne-Marie. That means, er, even I get 'moderated'. And we are going to enable comments too - unmoderated for logged-in users, moderated for the great unwashed. Or rather, I should say, she is going to enable this.

Author
Simon Whittaker

OK, after Jon's deeply serious Google post, back to some silliness.

Author
Simon Whittaker

In the UK we're all quite familiar with Google's search service. According to AT Internet, 90% of search traffic came from Google in June. Google's dominance is such that the verb 'google' has now entered common language (much to Google's annoyance).

Author
Simon Whittaker

Time to trash some reputations.

Apparently, Apple owns the world.  Oh yes.

The best music players, the best laptops/bladeservers/standyupPCthings, and, the best phones.  And now, the best kneewarming media D-vices, aka the iPad.

Author
Simon Whittaker

Anne-Marie - a few blogs back, says that Drupal sites are 'samey' in look and feel. Question - is that because they are all super hot content-rich traffic magnets, or because a bunch of lazy agencies built sites using some copy-cat templates.