Month: November 2019

November 8, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Exhaust Around 2000: birth of surveillance capitalism.  Tech firms didn’t know how to make money from the internet.  We did a search, they delivered results & ejected our details.  Then Google stumbled on the answer: keep the “data exhaust” (who we are, what we seek, what we do next), render it into information to sell…

November 7, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Music chart Moment that changed music forever:  1936 Billboard mag’s Chart Line lists most popular songs on 3 US major radio stations.  1940 best-selling records chart launch.  1958 sales + airplay combined to create Hot 100 Singles Chart, which now includes downloads & streaming data.  Play on Guessed the Word?          Series…

November 4, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Split World economy milestone splits: 1494, 1945, 2019?  1494 Treaty of Tordesillas red vertical line divided the “New World” between Spain & Portugal.  1945 Iron Curtain divided Europe between the West & the Soviet bloc.  2019 US & China tariff war splits the world economy into 2, forcing trading partners to choose 1 or the…

November 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Night tube London’s night tube on Fridays/Saturdays lights up the economy by £360m; will be £1.54bn over 10 years.  Supports >3,600 jobs & has >500,000 users.  2 peaks – revellers at 01:30 BST & workers at 04:00.  Increase in demand since 2016 launch is double that of day time.  Oxford Circus is busiest entry &…