November 2003 Archives

Report on British census data


An Observer story on information gleaned from the British census shows growing polarisation between rich and poor segments of society, and a disintegration of "established forms of social cohesion - chiefly the family."

Long distance commuters

Saturday's Guardian had a story about commuters from London starting to commute from furthe afield -- in this case, Spain -- thanks to Europe's cheap flights. I found the story interesting for three reasons:

Two interesting weblogs

A couple of fairly new weblogs I've been meaning to link to for a while:

Future Now
The Institute for the Future's weblog, mostly technology-oriented by the look of it.
Terra Nova
Edward Castronova (who I've mentioned before) and pals' fascinating weblog on multiple-player online gaming and "other realms of emergent collective reality."

Recent Entries

Bye for now
I’m going to stop posting things here. When I started up again a few months ago I had a fair… More…
Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation
I’m not clear whether this is new or not but, via the Futures weblog, the Ontario College of Art and… More…
Wrong Tomorrow
It’s getting linked to from many places today but that’s no reason not to mention it here… Wrong Tomorrow is… More…
ETech 09: The Real Time City
Andrea Vaccari, from Senseable City Lab, MIT, late on Wednesday aftenroon at ETech 09.… More…