October 2000 Archives

The future of English

A look at why our frequent assumptions about English becoming the world's common language may not be so certain.

Hitchhikers Guide to the Future

A series on BBC Radio 4 in the UK, hosted by Douglas Adams, looking at the futures of music, broadcasting, publishing and the effects of technology on society. (via Gorjuss)

Wearable PCs going mainstream

A good roundup of current technologies, their uses and prototypes for future mainstream models. (via Slashdot)

Computerised bicycle loan schemes

Adshel, the street furniture company, is planning a system of bikes free for loan in Cardiff, UK, similar to a current system in Rennes, France. Each user has a card that identifies them when they check a bike out of one of the docking stations throughout the city. (via Gorjuss)

Community Mobility System

A report on Frog Design's system based around a golf-cart-sized electric car. Talks about neighbourhood hubs for delivery and collection of goods ordered online and links to a number of international car-sharing schemes.