Consider the following: for marketers and the would-be disruptive, ‘going viral’ is the holy grail. They speak in reverent tones of the Gangam Style video and dream of emulating that success. Success? Gangam was a one-hit wonder and therefore makes the artist behind it (Psy) a musical sibling of Right Said Fred, The Floaters and more recently The Darkness. Is that really something to aspire to? I’d rather be The Rolling Stones.
Have you ever seen the once-familiar in a whole new light? Looked really hard at something (or someone) previously taken for granted, and regarded it/them completely differently? It happened to me once at junior school. I remember staring at one of my then friends. It was strange. It was like I was doing so for the very first time. A train … Continue reading News – huh! – What is it Good For? (Say it again)
My digital SLR is at the manufacturers for repair, so while there are beautiful, snowy Christmas scenes beyond my window (such as the above, taken with my mobile phone), I'm unable to go out and fill my SD card with clichéd images of the UK under snow. The snow added a little more festivity to Christmas 2014 - … Continue reading An Alternative Interpretation