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Is the Scottish referendum No campaign suffering more than expected, because of its branding problems?

This question has probably been wondered by no one, but when I saw this pic.

Colours - what’s the “No” colour? Is it red, or green, or purple or what? What’s the Yes colour? Good question Hugh, the answer is Blue.

Brand name -  what’s the No slogan? Is it “No Thanks”, “Better Together”, “No” or “Let’s Stay Together”. What’s the Yes slogan? “Yes” (and a bit of “Aye” but in same font, same colour)

What’s going on? Well there are a number of vested interests that need to make up the coalition of the No, whereas Yes is just SNP and their support. The No camp has Lab, Con, Lib Dems, Green, Business, George Galloway. A motley crue. Labour’s attempt to own the No brand can be seen above, with awful Love Scotland Vote No banners, but you can also see Green (why green?) balloons behind.

Maybe they’ve had feedback that “Better Together” was too clever by half, and people didn’t know if that meant Yes or No. You could feasibly be Better Together as Scots, on your own out of the UK; Together in and of itself does not mean Stay In The Union.

Is the Scottish referendum No campaign suffering more than expected, because of its branding problems?

This question has probably been wondered by no one, but when I saw this pic.

Colours - what’s the “No” colour? Is it red, or green, or purple or what? What’s the Yes colour? Good question Hugh, the answer is Blue.

Brand name - what’s the No slogan? Is it “No Thanks”, “Better Together”, “No” or “Let’s Stay Together”. What’s the Yes slogan? “Yes” (and a bit of “Aye” but in same font, same colour)

What’s going on? Well there are a number of vested interests that need to make up the coalition of the No, whereas Yes is just SNP and their support. The No camp has Lab, Con, Lib Dems, Green, Business, George Galloway. A motley crue. Labour’s attempt to own the No brand can be seen above, with awful Love Scotland Vote No banners, but you can also see Green (why green?) balloons behind.

Maybe they’ve had feedback that “Better Together” was too clever by half, and people didn’t know if that meant Yes or No. You could feasibly be Better Together as Scots, on your own out of the UK; Together in and of itself does not mean Stay In The Union.

Frictionless Credit Cards

danielbower:

It’s worth listening to the a16z podcast to understand what I mean when I say the virtualisation of credit cards, but one point worth advancing is that it could dramatically increase the speed with which we can access credit.

With Apple Pay all your cards are stored on your phone. To load…

Easy as fuck to get new credit

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‘”Psycho”’ by Nottingham Forest Fans is my new jam.

‘”Psycho”’ by Nottingham Forest Fans is my new jam.

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"1 Yan
2 Tan
3 Tethera
4 Pethera
5 Pimp
6 Sethera
7 Lethera
8 Hovera
9 Covera
10 Dik
11 Yan-a-dik
12 Tan-a-dik
13 Tethera-dik
14 Pethera-dik
15 Bumfit
16 Yan-a-bumfit
17 Tan-a-bumfit
18 Tethera-bumfit
19 Pethera-bumfit
20 Figgot"

The numbering system long used to count sheep in Lincolnshire. There are many comparable systems from other parts of northern England and Scotland. (via ayjay)

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If the Victoria Line be your goal,
You must ignore exit “Regents Canal”.
For an exit is not really it,
And you’ll end up saying “fuck this shit”
So next time you’re at Kings Cross,
And you don’t want to cause a fuss,

Remember to ignore “Regents Canal”.

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This is quite a challenging and politically insensitive poem i’ve written to help you, the next time you’re at King’s Cross, and attempting to change to the Victoria Line and don’t want to be stuck in the big tunnels that take you to old Thameslink and back.

Some people have already remarked on its “Betjemanic” qualities but I personally think it resonates more as a riposte to Basil Bunting late 20th Century revisionism

Traffic Optimiser: Apps, App Stores and the Amazon Fire Phone

I wrote a quick blog-post about apps and Amazon. Basic premise is: amazon have no apps for their poorly received phone; the reason the phone was poorly received is cos of lack of apps; Amazon have a super quick way of increasing number of apps; Amazon are going to do really well in the smartphone market CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF #CHALLOPS

It also has some very interesting data-points taken from amazon store reviews!

‘AT2’ by ARAAB MUZIK is my new jam.

‘AT2’ by ARAAB MUZIK is my new jam.

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Madonna ☮ Into The Groove - at Live Aid. It’s hypnotic, how she controls her breathing and stays in tune. What a pro! Best performance by Madonna!

(Source: youtube.com)

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‘Wasteland (live on The Tube)’ by The Mission is my new jam.

‘Wasteland (live on The Tube)’ by The Mission is my new jam.

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Looking round the Internet for inspiration for britpop-themed stag do in Norwich in a couple of weeks. Stumbled across this winning photo!

Looking round the Internet for inspiration for britpop-themed stag do in Norwich in a couple of weeks. Stumbled across this winning photo!

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