Oliver Payne

Behavioural insight & comms consultant

Archive for December, 2008

Higgs Boson and an X-Factor winner

By admin • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: Twitter updates

I’m always fascinated by information. I’m even more interested in ways of representing it. And if it’s interesting, then I’m in heaven.
Venn That Tune has just put me in heaven. It’s a book of classic song titles in the form of Venn diagrams. And, as they say themselves, what’s not to love?

Jessica Hagy started my [...]



World Rally Championship

By admin • Dec 5th, 2008 • Category: News / Updates / Thinking

I’m such a girl.
Got passes to BP-Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team for the season finale in Wales. Just look at those lovely bits of suspension…



6 Billion computer chips and the World’s energy use.

By admin • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: News / Updates / Thinking

In the next two years more computing power will be made than has ever existed. I’m going to say that again: In the next two years more computing power will be made than has ever existed. Source: Radio 4, Start the Week, 1.12.08
Blimey.
It’s the very definition of exponential growth. In raw numbers that means more [...]



Making money out of an advent calendar

By admin • Dec 1st, 2008 • Category: Twitter updates

Ha! This made me laugh. I have some server space with a company called LiquidSix. They’ve sent out an advent calendar for customers. I though it would be the usual trite crimbo offering. But no.
It’s a sales tool.
And a good money-making sales tool at that. The execution is poor, but the handling of user expectation [...]