40 is the new 30.
In honour of our 40th edition: One of the major things that I've noticed as I've grown older is that my age no longer feels like the age it was. What I mean is that thirty years ago, if you said you were 40, well you were middle-aged basically. As I near my own 40th (it's a few years away yet) I don't have that impending sense that I'm middle-aged, or anyway near it. The question that raises in my own head, is how much of that is caused by this new digital world we live in?
Let's get one thing straight. Mars is awesome and Space is AMAZING. And the fact that we know so little about it makes it even cooler when we discover new things about it. Like when they figure out how water flows on Mars! So cool.
Truth is you've probably never heard of Magic Leap. I hadn't. Until I read this article (long read) on Wired. If you have any interest in VR then you should read it. This is the hottest start up in the world. And you'd not heard about it. Mad stuff.
Those who know me, know I have a serious issue with pod coffee machines. Not only are you overpaying for your coffee, you're creating an environmental monster. So this idea is awesome. If you use a Nespresso, you should back this.
It's not a secret that people's Facebook habits are changing. People are using it more passively and personal accounts are seeing a drop off in sharing too. So should Facebook be concerned?Digiday have an interesting breakdown here.
If you ever want to feel inferior, you should Google for kids who do amazing things. Like this10 year old who found a flaw in Instagram. So Facebook gave him $10k. How does a 10 year old even start looking for a flaw in Instagram?
It's been apparent for a while now that the funding circus for start ups is unsustainable. And things are beginning to dry up a bit. So what's next? Well Business Insider have done a good piece on that. Worth a read.
Don't get me wrong, I do like my Macbook Air. But the Surface Pro 4 looks like it's going to be the business. So I want one. Not cheap, but probably worth it. So it is this week's covetable item. You can read a review of it here
Getting back to not feeling like I should be looking for slippers. It just strikes me that the internet has made younger people more aware of news and current affairs. They're more engaged in it. When I was young and my father was watching the news I'd leave the room. That's just an example. But as a premise, I think it holds that the new digital world has contributed to 40 being the new 30 and so on.