Over the years I’ve kept these silly ideas for apps and gadgets in a note on my phone.
Most of them are really silly, bordering on pointless. For a while that was a particular focus, pointlessness.
An app for recording how quickly your toenails grow.
An app that utilises AI to compute when your urine will start smelling of asparagus.
IoT-controlled wind chime, allowing you to turn it off when it’s annoying. It comes with a mini fan for when there’s no wind.
But there’s one I really want to build: Deliveroulette.
Enter your post code, a time to be fed and your budget, anything from £20 to £50. A bot will randomly select a restaurant, pick some things off the menu and place the order for you. A little while later the doorbell rings.
A surprise dinner!
It’s better than TimeHop for toenails, anyway.
Stop talking, start listening.
Inspect the ordinary for shades of delight.
Part two exploring how mottos, mantras, phrases and soundbites are used to gel teams together in moments of great change.