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  • noctivagation- http://t.co/G02UzElbZf via “act of walking or wandering at night” As used in review of “Night Walking” by M Beaumon
  • The eeriness of the English countryside http://t.co/U0IXizmHtG bit late, but this is a brilliant piece of writing from Robert Macfarlane
  • XSS Vulnerability Affects More Than a Dozen Popular WordPress Plugins http://t.co/4tP8kGuuf6 via Jetpack, Google Analytics, SEO++
  • Thanks. I’ve got the first one, so it’s on the ever expanding list
  • Hatton Garden jewellery heist gang ‘have struck before with £8 MILLION raid’ http://t.co/ikF5y6T854 MIGHT have, Berlin two years ago.
  • Mad Man would probably have been better if all series were finished before the hype set in (like The Wire).
  • “chronically shabby and conscious” AA Gill on the last series of Mad Men. I think he’s correct. Mad Men has been on down since series 4.
  • Free Scanner () Ringtones: http://t.co/E1ZyeIlXMH via
  • Norway summons Russian Ambassador | Barentsobserver http://t.co/fuotn7Dt1m /cc . Watch this, could turn nasty
  • well we (Norway) had it coming. Good thing NRK is showing all those docs about WWII now, hopefully useful for current gov.
  • State Duma member Leonid Kalashnikov questions Norway’s sovereignty of Svalbard. http://t.co/edXDujUl37
  • Also Bosch is the average TV-series available you can watch on Amazon Prime when you want something light and non-demanding.
  • I’ve actually got “The Black Echo” (just moved a notch up on priority list).
  • Did this bestselling crime novel inspire Hatton Garden jewel thieves? http://t.co/aXRcF8Yt9w “The Black Echo”, 1st of the Harry Bosch novels
  • “The fact remains over the past 25 years the [European] commission has lost just one abuse-of-dominance case”, Sunday Times on Google vs EU.
  • but it is China: “Chinese fear return of Mao’s Big Brother”
  • http://t.co/Md8OPCqJrj “agencies will have access to every aspect of a person’s life at the click of a keyboard” Sounds like the UK and US?
  • St Bernards Croydon movie.m4v https://t.co/zGqwWfEgl7 via A excerpt from a movie about award winning housing projects in London.

Inside the Comprehensive “Sony Design: Making Modern” Archive Book

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Sony’s new Rizzoli-published design book “Sony Design: Making Modern” explores the origins of the company, and traces its path to contemporary success. As most good stories do, Sony’s starts at the beginning with an introductory chapter titled “How Sony Found its Own Voice.” Penned by British writer and director of the Design Museum, London, Deyan Sudjic, the chapter outlines Sudjic’s first memories of Sony’s products, and goes on to discuss how innovations such as the Walkman sparked significant social shifts.

Along with these observations is a practical timeline of Sony’s history, starting with its post World War II founding in 1946. First founded by Masaru Ibuka, the company was originally named Tokyo Tsushin Kenkyujo or Tokyo Telecommunications Research Institute. Perhaps sensing a complementary talent, the then 36-year-old Ibuka partnered with a 23-year-old Akio Morita, whom he’d met during the war while working as part of a military research task force. The duo named their co-business Tsushin Kogyo Company or TKK — a name that would eventually be changed to Sony.

Interestingly enough, Sony’s name change occurred as a byproduct of business expansion. After the founders discovered there was an American company already operating under “Teletech,” and further discovered many Americans simply couldn’t pronounce “Tsushin Kogyo,” they went back to the drawing board. Eventually, they combined “Sonus,” the Latin word for “Sonus” with “Sonny,” a popular way to refer to a young boy in 1950s America. 

The first few pieces they produced were items that we might consider inconsequential today: a rudimentary electric rice cooker, a heated blanket with no thermostat attachment, a handful of scientific equipment, etc. However, neither Ibuka nor Morita had any experience creating consumer products, and the pair were working under the constraints of a severely crippled economy. The horrific destruction left in the wake of American bombers had all but leveled former industrial monopolies leaving the country financially hurt, but also providing a slew of industrial niches that needed filling.

In something comparable to the legend of the phoenix, Ibuka and Morita rose from the ashes, heralding in a new age of technology and thinking. And, as Rizzoli illustrates, their legacy holds steadfast today.

You can buy the book here starting April 28.

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Free Scanner Ringtones

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Composer & sound designer Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, let us know about a collection of ringtones that he’s released as a free download. Here’s what he has to say about the Scanner ringtone collection: I was recently commissioned to compose … Continue reading

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Free Ringtones From FSK1138

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Electronic musician and multimedia artist FSK1138 (Donald Baynes) shared this collection of 55 free ringtones.  Baynes originally released these asa  ringtone album via torrent. The ringtones are edits based on other albums. You can find other work by him at the FSK1138 … Continue reading

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