Random Thoughts for August 2012
This is the latest in my series of Random Thoughts posts with links, things found on the web and other stuff that has occured to me. Not had one for a while so this is the bumper August edition.
I found this rather amusing;
For some reason I am not surprised.
I spent some time this week playing around with some online ambient music and sound generators. Traditionally these are used to help people get to sleep — but I’ve found them useful for aiding concentration while working. This led me to rediscover the wonderful Buddha Machine. This began life as a plastic box sound player created by a team of artists — but now there is a cool iPhone/iPad app.
In tech news we had the traditional annual update on the progress of my favourite CMS and blogging platform; WordPress.
I liked the post that my friend Laura wrote for Lib Dem Voice looking at the role of the spectator in sport. I think she is on to something when she makes a parallel between audience development in the arts and spectator development in sport. There is the potential for really interesting policy responses if this idea is pursued.
Obviously, this is a bad review for Osborne — but more interesting for Hutton’s verdict on Chancellors from Healey to Darling. You may be surprised by the verdict on Norman Lamont; ‘Undervalued’.
Gave a wry smile when I saw this — but frustrated this argument is still going on.