Eye of the beholder - image for article by Greg Alder

Eye of the beholder

I was gazing at a bottle of whisky recently (as is my wont). It’s a favourite whisky from a favourite distiller. It sells in the USA for about…

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How to build a committee - image for article by Greg Alder

How to build a committee

A committee is a rugby team designed by a committee. Here’s how a committee would go about selecting their team. The props are an easy pick. Kent Gerber and…

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How much genius is enough

What was the cleverest thing about the original iPod? Was it the technology? It was certainly smart. Until the iPod, portable personal music players came in the form…

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Alessi Philippe Starck Hot Bertaa kettle

Everyday Remarkable

What is the connection between a squid and a citrus juicer? A pot plant and a toilet brush? A parrot and a corkscrew? A Viking helmet and a…

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Station To Station is a concept that will work across continents and across national boundaries.

The music train

Back in the 30s and 40s, the great jazz big bands – Basie, Ellington, Miller, Dorsey, Goodman – crisscrossed the USA by train between performances. Now artist Doug…

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