Pragmatic

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Pragmatic

Pragmatic is a discussion show contemplating the practical application of technology. Exploring the real world trade offs we look at how great ideas are transformed into products and services that can change our lives. Nothing is as simple as it seems.


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Total Listening Time: 5 days, 5 hours, 25 minutes and 29 seconds.

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Latest Episode

Episode 90: Agile

25 January, 2019

Waterfall development is being overtaken Agile and in only two decades its popularity continues to grow. Casey Liss weighs in on the pros and cons of Agile while we look at where it’s best to use it and what can help to make Agile work.

With Casey Liss and John Chidgey.

Episode Gold Producer: 'r'.

Follow up (Part A) to The Battery Problem where we explore proported fire risks associated with Wind Farms, Geothermal and Wave Power and whether Thorium is everything it’s cracked up to be.

With Ben Alexander and John Chidgey.


Today’s show focuses on the history of industrial control and automation systems, and the growing potential of automation in the home.

With Ben Alexander and John Chidgey.


John and Ben discuss the past, present and future of energy generation, distribution, storage and consumption. We explore the future of conventional and alternative energy sources as well as the changing nature of the grid and our relationship to it.

With Ben Alexander and John Chidgey.


Episode 1: Faraday's Cage

25 November, 2013

In Pragmatic’s first episode, John and Ben explore the evolution of the iPhone’s hardware from the original model to today. Looking at mechanical design tradeoffs and improvements in wireless John presents a realistic reading of the iPhone myth.

With Ben Alexander and John Chidgey.



Acknowledgements
  • Intro music for all episodes credit to Ludwig Van Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59 and Bia 515) “Für Elise” performed in 2000 by John Chidgey on my beloved K. Kawai GE-1A that I no longer have (SOB)
  • Outro music to Markus Kaarlonen from his original MOD file SpaceDeb.MOD