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Tomorrow’s Technology, Yesterday’s Insights

Sometimes what the tech world comes up with has already been tried and rejected and really doesn’t need to be resurrected — like the Taylorist view of the workplace. Sometimes the solutions have already been there for a long time. You just need to take a look around. At your fellow humans. In his recent book “The…

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Getting Tea Drunk in Japan’s Sencha Paradise

When I took my first trip to Japan a few years ago, I imagined Tokyo as a tea-drinker’s paradise, with funky tea cafes on every corner, serving up green tea in endless variations and a near-embarrassing degree of connoisseurship. You know, like what Seattle did to coffee. Alas, no. Coffeehouses vastly outnumber tea cafes in…

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How To Shoot Food Like a Pro

Thanks to smartphones, Instagram and yada-yada-yada, food photography — or “food porn” as some freaks like to call it — is having quite its moment. You know what your cousin ate for dinner last night, and you know that Bob nailed that doughnut at lunch today. Food photography is what it is — raw info on raw food; straight shots of…

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Ready for the Road

What about that feeling when someone else is driving for you?! Or no-one is driving for you?! It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m lying on a couch at my garden while hearing some kids biking and yelling at one another (classic!). This reminds me of my childhood when I first learned to bike and then the…