Rob Holdway – Giraffe Innovations (entertaining & challenging speaker)
RSA WEEEman – one individuals contribution (3.3 tonnes of electronic waste).

Much larger impact of extraction, CO2 etc. Ecological impact – each person has 1.8 hectare – currently use 21% over capacity (minimum) and growing. Ecological footprint – of digital technology. Lots of evidence (from Design Council) about benefit and importance of design to SMEs & manufacturing.

Position of design in the product development process is blurring the technology boundaries. Mass customerisation / digital personalisation – putting tools into user reach but with solid design discipline integration. Modular products – what are the products being designed (or is design the product)?

Brain overload. Need to cogitate and follow up later.


PC Recycling

6 June 2006

Byteback computer recycling – very cool social enterprise in Bristol taking unwanted PCs (mostly from corporates), refurbish, reuse & recycle – export through Computers for African Schools and to their local community – charge donar not receiver – need to be careful over compliance with regulation, especially WEEE, data removal to US DoD standards, running for 4yrs and now supporting other social enterprises as feeder enterprise

edited 07/06/2006 20:30 – just found them on eBay, cool.

(An)other building demolition

Originally uploaded by Poo Bar.

Straight through from flickr.

OK not quite as cool as blogging at 80mph but only my second day at this. And I thought the speed limit that side of the pond was 55mph? 🙂

Archaeological dig

1 June 2006


Cool, bit of a phaff (via Flikr)

Seems like most of Bristol is a building site at the moment. Apart from a couple of sites, only I only found one but I wasn’t looking too hard, there doesn’t appear to be much online presence, debate, comment, modelling, visualisation, education, etc?

Perhaps I just need to look harder.


1 June 2006

Well posted from my phone but not quite as mobile as hoped, still need to access via IE.