The week of Monday 3 to Sunday 9 December 2012 was, by choice, somewhat less hectic than those preceding it. There was much rejoicing.
That said, plans to record the Patch Monday podcast early fell into a heap. There’s something odd about that podcast.
- Patch Monday episode 166, “The Internet of Things controlled by smartphone”. A conversation with futurist Mark Pesce that includes a bit about his Light by Moore’sCloud project (which is currently seeking $700,000 via Kickstarter) but also plenty more.
- ‘Trial by Google’ the new threat to privacy, Leveson warns, Crikey, 7 December 2012.
- Tuesday lunchtime I attended Optus’ 4G Showcase at The Forresters Hotel in Surry Hills. There was food. And wine.
The Week Ahead
On Monday (today), apart from wrapping up the various media projects that need to come together, I’m heading to North Sydney Girls High School to be one of the assessors in a remarkable project. The Year 10 girls have taken five weeks off normal school work to research how the smartphone is changing the world. It strikes me that this 16-year-old view of the subject is likely to be somewhat different from that of the usual middle-aged pundits, so I’ll return on Friday to record some material for a Patch Monday podcast to be published on 24 December.
In between there’ll be various bits of writing, as usual, and we’re recording next week’s Patch Monday podcast on Wednesday morning.
On Thursday night there’s the CBS Interactive Christmas party, and on Friday there’s the Watterson PR Christmas lunch.
[Photo: James Dean branded shortbread, because of his long association with baked products, photographed yesterday at a supermarket in Sydney. What Mr Dean has to do with New Zealand butter shortbread is beyond me.]