Monday Media -Shared Experience vs On-Demand consumption

Back in 1955, when television was just hitting its straps, Science Fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote a short story called “Dreaming is a private thing.” The essence of the story was that people didn’t want a shared entertainment experience. He argued that people don’t want to have to get their entertainment according to someone else’s…

Coffee Vendors in Saigon Markets

Weekly Travelpic – Coffee Markets in Saigon

This is inside the Ben Thanh markets, in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon, as it was known prior to 1975) – apparently one of the oldest surviving ‘structures’ in Saigon. Markets in the area have existed for centuries .. although they were  initially closer to the river (which is unsurprising). However, during the…