This is the latest in my series of Random Thoughts posts with links, things found on the web and other stuff that has occured to me. Not had one for a while so this is the bumper August edition.
I found this rather amusing;
For some reason I am not surprised.
I spent some time this week playing around with some online ambient music and sound generators. Traditionally these are used to help people get to sleep — but I’ve found them useful for aiding concentration while working. This led me to rediscover the wonderful Buddha Machine. This began life as a plastic box sound player created by a team of artists — but now there is a cool iPhone/iPad app.
In tech news we had the traditional annual update on the progress of my favourite CMS and blogging platform; WordPress.
I liked the post that my friend Laura wrote for Lib Dem Voice looking at the role of the spectator in sport. I think she is on to something when she makes a parallel between audience development in the arts and spectator development in sport. There is the potential for really interesting policy responses if this idea is pursued.
Obviously, this is a bad review for Osborne — but more interesting for Hutton’s verdict on Chancellors from Healey to Darling. You may be surprised by the verdict on Norman Lamont; ‘Undervalued’.
Gave a wry smile when I saw this — but frustrated this argument is still going on.