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  The show was green-lit and I was like ‘fuck, what do we do now?’ We really hadn’t thought it through. That is Ben Bocquelet, Creator of The Amazing World Of Gumball, talking about the moment when the show was commissioned by Cartoon Network. One assumes that Cartoon Network don’t make that kind of decision […]

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A blog post in five short acts. Act 1 : The Right Kind Of Investment When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute. – @simonsinek — 99U (@99u) August 2, 2012 Rarely has so much profundity been packed into so few characters. There’s a whole […]

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I killed time on a recent plane journey by passing a couple of photos through every Instagram filter in sequence. In flight safe mode on my phone it saves each image to the photo library but doesn’t post them to Instagram itself. The results can be seen to unfold in the embedded slide shows below. […]

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I called this blog Sawdust because the stuff I write about is intellectual sawdust from the sawmill that is my career in marketing communications. I post here anecdotes and opinions that feel more at home on my own blog than that of my current employer. However, until today, the header image had been a shot, […]

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Actually make that time lapse photography with Instalapse, Hipstacase, Gorillapod, a large Velux window, a 30m extension cable and several volumes of the 1955 edition Chambers’s Encyclopedia. Instalapse first. Instalapse is an iPhone app that makes time lapse photography pretty darn easy actually. You set the interval between shots, set the number of shots (the […]

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Crowdlistr is a simple, smart idea that adds value to Twitter users who are interested in community. It allows you to open your Twitter lists such that, rather than self-curating, other users can add themselves. It facilitates a crowd-sourced approach to creating a Twitter list. You create a list in Twitter, then sign into Crowdlistr […]

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Process increasingly gets in the way of problem solving. Thus spake John Willshire, Chief Innovation Officer at PHD, at last night’s excellent Firestarters event. The event was generously hosted by Google and masterfully curated by Neil Perkin. John will no doubt post his slides in due course, and I’ll link to them from here when […]

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My daughter built a helicopter yesterday. Her sisters were variously texting, Facebooking, Wii-ing, watching crap TV, bickering and begrudgingly walking the dog. But she, aged six, took it upon herself to turn a cereal packet and some yogurt pots into a VTOL plaything. She decided to build shit. As in #buildshit. I was presented with […]

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