book reviews


The revolution will not be tweeted

Friday, April 1, 2011

Evgeny Morozov provides a damning critique of those who believe that social-networking tools are the spark that ignited recent political uprisings.

“Unless you’re a fortune-teller, long-term business planning is a fantasy”

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In an ever-changing industry and uncertain economic times, is it really wise to invest so much time, money and effort into long-term business plans?

Digital Britain: welcome to the slow lane

Digital Britain report
Monday, June 1, 2009

The UK government’s report on the future of the internet and the creative industries replaces the freedom to innovate with an overwhelming impulse to regulate everything.

‘Nudging’: the very antithesis of choice

Monday, December 1, 2008

‘Libertarian paternalism’ represents a retreat from political debate, and the rise of a base psychological agenda that wants to make us conform on green, health and lifestyle issues.

Organised defeat?

Friday, September 12, 2008

You’d be forgiven for not realising we’re in the midst of a social media revolution. 

Changing the meaning of ‘change’

Friday, August 1, 2008

Charles Leadbeater tries to convince a sceptical Martyn Perks about the positive powers of 'we think' and how unleashing the creative potential of ambitious individuals could potentially overhaul society.

Touchy-feely toasters

Thursday, April 22, 2004

A new book argues that products should be designed around their users' emotions.

Computing communities

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Software geeks are turning into social engineers.

Leonardo made limited

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

In attempting to use da Vinci as the muse for web designers, Ben Shneiderman turns Renaissance man upside down. 


Thursday, March 28, 2002

Businesses that feel out of touch with their customers are focusing on usability at the expense of innovation and design.