Saturday, 17 July 2010
Monday, 12 July 2010
- Global democracy
- Lower corruption
- Less selfish behaviour
- Greater wealth equality
Sunday, 11 July 2010
- Media server + wifi speakers
- Wifi radios (no need to run media server 24/7)
I would quite like to see the modularisation and standardisation of sofas to facilitate the market in fitted covers. Beds, duvets and pillows have standard sizes.
In the shortterm, I would like a sofa that uses fitted bed sheets and pillow cases. The sofa uses a single mattress for the bit you sit on, and has back cushions the size that will fit pillow cases. As there are already so many colours and patterns of sheets and pillow cases out there, this would allow significant customisation of the sofa. (and ease of washing)
I'm sure there is a business opportunity for a company to make sofa frames and cushions that fit standard size fitted sheets and pillow cases. The sofa arms are the most difficult, possibly a cushion that sits vertically in a slot between the mattress and a wooden wall, or one that forms an 'n' shape over a wooden arm.
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Friday, 9 July 2010
If we reward raw talent we are unfair to those born without it. If we reward hard work we encourage neglect of other aspects of life (especially family, health). So what should we reward? Balance: those who attain and maintain a well balanced life. Does society currently do this? No. Could it? Possibly, but measuring balance is even more difficult than measuring talent and hard work.
[N.B. can substitute “praise” for “reward”, although I see “praise” as a hyponym of “reward”]
[N.B. obviously search is still necessary in the sense of database queries, but I see this as different to a search engine's database of crawled websites]