But the star of the meeting was the Verismo machine, which was put on display
for the first time since its introduction at the beginning of this month. Mr
Schultz did not hide his ambition to eat into the $3.8 billion of Nespresso
sales last year by delivering the full “Starbucks espresso experience” in
the home. It will initially be on sale in America, but a spokesman confirmed
that the UK would be among the first overseas markets to get the machines.
via www.thetimes.co.uk [£]
NIce to see more people fighting for the upscale home coffee market. Pity their devices don't let you choose your coffee supplier, though. That's why I won't be buying either.
Back in my Estates Gazette days, I used to write about green roofs a fair amount. I still find then unutterably inspiring, a hidden pocket of natural loveliness embedded into an urban landscape.
If only more city dwellers valued these things, maybe I wouldn't have been so keen to leave London.
A study has found that people who appear to be constantly distracted have more
“working memory”, giving them the ability to hold a lot of information in
their heads and manipulate it mentally.
I'm not distracted, I'm making connections… 😉
A brief mood movie of Brighton in the winter.
I'm testing the repair of the video card of my MacBook Pro…
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/38237667 w=500&h=281]
Do I really want to return to journalism? 😉
You may have read in the past week that the BBC is in the process of digitising it's entire radio archive with a view to putting the whole thing on-line, which is pretty amazing.
Really? Uh, wow.
Apparently it is true. Exciting stuff.
We’ve heard rumblings that MTV’s /quotes/zigman/393425/quotes/nls/via VIA -3.99% “Real World“ is scouting people between the ages of 20 and 24 for a series with an Occupy Wall Street theme.
In another sign that Occupy Wall Street is ripe for exploitation, there is actually a website called Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street .
Further, the Associated Press has noted that some in the movement are attempting to trademark the phrase “Occupy Wall Street.” Some of the leaders “filed an application Oct. 24 to trademark the name of their movement with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.” The source of the information was one of the group’s lawyers.
Hot Chicks of OWS is actually entertaining, in a very primitive, blokey way. But the rest just goes to show how hard it is to keep a movement political rather than commercial these days…