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Looking back to 1975.....

Five years on from the first ‘Looking back’ and things in my life had changed dramatically and rapidly. The first of these posts received quite a positive reaction so I have been motivated to continue with them and I will try to follow a similar pattern as established there. 1,051 more words

Family History

A Red Beetle

“One person’s car is another person’s scenery.”
– Jonathan Ive


2.0 Back to School: The Second Lap

January is here. Term two has arrived with a thump. Christmas gave us all, weary from testing, marking and smiling, a well-earned respite from children, colleagues and the classroom’s confinement. 862 more words


Hedgehog verses Goldfish

Reverse Engineer

The purpose of this post is to analyze how the design principles: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity, and Color are successfully used in the Volkswagon advertisement below. 583 more words

Reverse Engineer

Carmakers hedge bets on electric, self-driving future

Ford and Volkswagen said Tuesday they plan to pool their efforts on electric and self-driving cars — proof that even some of the most powerful automakers in the world aren’t sure where the technology is headed. 399 more words


1.7 Straw Dreams and Stone Tablets

For four months, in order to work, to pay the mortgage, to teach, to work at a brilliant school, I’ve lived in a van 65 miles away from home, or 96 minutes, door-to-door, if you don’t meet a tractor along the way. 583 more words


1.6 Pit Stops and Paper Jams

I started the week hiding in the cinema, at a late showing, just to avoid the cold. The cinema was toasty, the film was rotten. I give it two stars, but I think I’m being generous on account of the radiating warmth. 678 more words