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, 3 hours, 41 minutes and 39 seconds.

Latest Episode

Social Media has taken the world by storm but recent history has shown all that glitters isn’t gold and has many people wondering if the technology is the problem, or if the problem is us?

With Seth Clifford 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