Monday, April 11, 2005

When the mobile goes for a walk...

Yeah yeah yeah. I am still sulking. Actually not, but the mention of the word mobile is not really cheerful anymore.
Anyway, I thought of a few thing that we could use in mobile phones:

1. GPS that can be enabled remotely
2. Mobile shutdown remotely
3. Mobile detonation remotely (forget it, I am just plain frustrated here. If a kid found it, I would rather s/he kept my mobile phone and enjoyed it)

For both 1 and 2 I think the International Mobile Phone body (if there is something like that) should mandate the inclusion of a single chip in every phone. Hence, the protocol is independant of the manufacturer. Once the chip is included it is essentially disabled.
If the mobile is lost then one can call a common international number and provide the IMEI to them and option 1 and/or 2. The mobile will be tracked down or will shut off permanently.
Currently I am not sure about the GPS thing being available, but the 2nd thing seems available albeit to partial completion. The current mode, I believe, gets the service provider to disable the phone from being used on the network, but changing the SIM card would let you use the phone. A mobile shutdown doesn't let you use the phone at all: you can't switch it on.

Once the mobile is returned, these can be undone.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

A forum for the dissemination of ideas by creative generalists?

I'm reluctant to give myself (or anyone, for that matter) a label, but I suppose I am very much a creative-generalist. I would like to contribute ideas to the worlds of advertising and television. However, to do this, I very much have to 'walk the walk': in other words, I have to have gained a significant chunk of knowledge about the particular industry. In the area of television to submit an idea I have to submit ideas in a set template including details about costs and other specific details about the project. As a creative generalist I don't have time to research this.

This week I have seen no less than four of my ideas actuated by someone else (two TV show concepts, one invention and one social invention).

Here is my idea: we devise an organisation/forum dedicated to the dissemination (and championing) of ideas devised by creative generalists. We would be able to submit ideas to organisations under the aegis of the organisation. I would like to do this sooner rather than later.

Any thoughts?

Friday, April 08, 2005

Will this happen?

This is a wonderful flash presentation I happened to see. I know this seemingly has nothing to do with the intent of this blog, but I would like you to listen to it completely and then read over some of our earlier posts.

Flash Presentation at Gatech - ols-master

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Focus and creative hit-list

Interesting post on the de Bono website this morning:


I would like to make a creative hit-list for this blog. This would begin a collaborative effort to create as many ideas as possible for the 'target'. I would like to start with the Olympics as the target. I have already posted some Olympics ideas here:

Ten Ideas For The Olympics

Any more ideas for targets?

Monday, April 04, 2005

Great Idea...the alarm clock that cares!

I found this great idea on the Ninja Monkeys blog: an alarm clock that decides when to wake you up.