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Gerry McGovern
Writer on things Web and digital. Developer of Top Tasks. Weekly opinion piece:
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Gerry McGovern 1h
Creating junk with ‘clean’ energy is like starting a forest fire with petrol instead of diesel.
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Jeffrey Guterman 4h
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Scott Galloway Sep 21
We've witnessed a halving of journalists since 2008, while the number of corporate communications execs has tripled. In sum, the ratio of bullshit/spin to watchdogs has increased sixfold.
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Dr. Jennifer Cassidy Sep 20
What a phenomenal turn out by the Irish people; Showing up and speaking up about one of the single worst crisis facing our planet. Giving a voice to todays planet, and to those who haven’t even entered it yet Video by:
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GeorgeMonbiot Sep 18
Because there's a linear relationship between the amount of money you have and the environmental damage you inflict, in this week's column I propose something that might horrify you. Setting a limit on wealth.
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Gerry Scullion Sep 12
I'm hosting a 2-day course on October 21 and November 1 in with - this is with a small class of 8 to maximise face to face time with people. As we've just launched we are running 50% discount with LAUNCHOFFER
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Gerry McGovern Sep 16
Top Tasks allows you to stand in the shoes of your customers, to see the world as they see it, to feel the pain and frustration that they feel. You will have statistically reliable evidence.
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Gerry McGovern Sep 16
Digital is cheap but so too was oil. Cheap takes from the future to serve the present.
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Gerry McGovern Sep 15
The psychology of cheap - Gerry McGovern -
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Scott Galloway Sep 14
This level of income inequality self-corrects (war, revolution or famine) 13 people own as much wealth as Southern Hemisphere + India Bezos = the mother of all welfare queens Live from 🎧 1hr
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Gerry McGovern Sep 14
6.1% of the UK population had created a product from scratch or modified an existing product, investing a yearly total of £3.2 billion in such improvements -- 1.4 times the annual £2.2 billion that UK firms spend on consumer R&D.
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Gerry McGovern Sep 14
The share of user innovation varies by sector, but in some fields, such as kayaking equipment, off-label drug therapy and mobile banking services more than 50% of all innovations originate with the users of the products themselves.
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Gerry McGovern Sep 13
Training artificial intelligence is an energy intensive process. New estimates suggest that the carbon footprint of training a single AI is as much as 284 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent – five times the lifetime emissions of an average car.
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Gerry McGovern Sep 13
In 2016, Netflix’s indirect energy use (people watching programmes downloaded from data centres) was 100,000 megawatt hours (MWh); by 2018 it had almost doubled to 194,000 MWh. This use of energy will skyrocket with the advent of 5G applications
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James Melville Sep 12
France 🇫🇷 are banning shops from throwing away unsold food and clothes and instead they have to donate the unsold products to charities and people who need it most. Great initiative. Please retweet if you think that your country should do the same.
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Tracy Chou 👩🏻‍💻 Sep 13
are we done with "brilliant jerks" defending child sexual exploitation with "maybe it was consensual"
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Gerry McGovern Sep 12
YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos - BBC News
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Gerry McGovern Sep 12
When The Telegraph started to improve website performance "we had a collection of very old scripts and couldn’t track the original requester. We removed those on the premise that, if they were important, people would get back in touch — no one did."
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Gerry McGovern Sep 12
During the years 2011 through 2019, 4g coverage spread from 5% to 79% of the world. During that same time period, the median average JavaScript transfer size to mobile devices increased by 611%, from 52kb to 372.9 KB.
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Gerry McGovern Sep 12
Artificial intelligence learns by analyzing existing data. What sort of AI is going to evolve that’s fed on 90% junk data?
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