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Ben Sauer
Director of Product at Babylon Health. ex-Clearleft. Made Writing 'Secret Design Skills'
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Damon Evans Dec 7
Am I a Corbyn fan? No Do I think Corbyn should be leader of the Labour Party? No Do I think Corbyn would make a great Prime Minister? No Would I prefer to have Corbyn as Prime Minister, than the racist, narcissistic, opportunistic liar, Johnson? Abso-fucking-lutely
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Ben Sauer Dec 6
Dear - as a listener, I'd like to sort large playlists by songs I've liked. (Cos it's hard to listen only to those ones.) Thanks!
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Emma Kennedy Dec 5
Let’s get serious shall we? Unless some Lib Dems vote Labour in some seats and unless some Labour vote Lib Dems in some seats, we’re staring down the barrel of a Tory majority of between 70-100. You don’t want that, do you? Forget tribes. Tactical vote.
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Led By Donkeys Dec 5
URGENT: Johnson and Cummings are about to spend a fortune flooding Facebook with disinformation, but we're going to take them on. For a fraction of their spend we can get the truth to undecided voters in key areas. But we need you to chip in now.
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Cassetteboy Dec 5
New! Cassetteboy vs Boris Johnson
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VOTE TACTICALLY ON THE 12TH DECEMBER Dec 1
KEY SEATS WHERE NON-LABOUR VOTERS NEED TO VOTE LABOUR🌹 (It’s them or a Tory will win!) Canterbury Kensington Ipswich Bedford Workington Hartlepool Bolsover Bury N C Barnet Chingford Uxbridge Hastings & R Mansfield Norwich N(&S) Stroud So’ton Itch Thurrock Telford Walsall S
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Ben Sauer Dec 2
Love these. Good find recently: Mad Max Fury Road, guiding principle: "Even in the apocalypse, people make beautiful things"
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Ben Sauer Nov 29
Watching ex-Labour people throw mud at Corbyn *right now* is highly confusing. I mean, I get it. Not my chosen leader, highly problematic. But really. You'd honestly rather have the Tory sh*tshow carry on?
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Ben Sauer Nov 28
Replying to @beauvais
I’m talking about scenarios where voice is hands-free, definitely lower physical effort than pulling phone out etc. But waiting for Siri to respond gives the feeling of inefficiency to the conversation.
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Ben Sauer Nov 28
Replying to @bensauer
turn-taking in voice creates these little pauses that unconciously affect the perception of speed. Will be great when voice tech becomes more asynchronous (ala Duplex).
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Ben Sauer Nov 28
Replying to @bensauer
I noticed this with Siri on my Apple Watch recently - by comparing sending a message via screen and voice. I felt noticably more comfortable texting the same message via screen - because every single moment was progress.
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Ben Sauer Nov 28
Replying to @bensauer
it's a bit like when you're stuck in traffic and take a (not so) shortcut instead - you'd rather feel like you're making progress, regardless of actual speed.
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Ben Sauer Nov 28
Thought about voice vs. chat. Chat *can* sometimes feel quicker, even when really slower. This is because it chat often seems like you're making progress (typing, watching load). Voice has micro-moments of waiting and uncertainty. Perceived speed != actual speed.
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Ben Sauer Nov 13
Replying to @gaznet
I have to go! Sorry, didn’t realise you were here
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Ben Sauer Nov 12
Replying to @natansims
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Ben Sauer Nov 11
Well, I think this turned out well, considering I was a last minute addition to the line-up and threw the talk together on the bus to (!):
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Ben Sauer Nov 8
I didn't mean they're not successful; just that they didn't see making the thing at scale the objective. It's not a very British thing to seek world domination any more (ironic given history!).
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Ben Sauer Nov 8
I always think that's ARM: amazing design, no appetite to scale/sell it. "Plucky losers" as someone once told me..!
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Ben Sauer Nov 7
Serious FOMO for ...*waves*
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Andrew Steele Nov 6
This is a graph of what people think will help with climate change versus the actual impacts. By skewing perceptions so massively, I think the war on plastic packaging has been a disaster. Graph via
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