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Monday, 30 March 2015

Email: Companies that ban email

BBC News

“People dump tasks into each other’s inboxes without thinking about whether they are being considerate.” The result is that “you become a slave to your inbox checking your email first thing in the morning until you go to bed.”

Hirschhorn Museum, Washington DC; Dan Flavin; Miguel Angel Rios

Also much admired, “A MORIR (‘TIL DEATH)”-  video art work by Miguel Angel Rios

Greece: Illegal Tourist Accommodation

From Kathimerini on "a major source of tax evasion in the country, as for two in every five nights spent by tourists in Greece are in undeclared accommodation".

Amazon: On-Demand Home Services

Amazon expands into a new area  (The Economist)

"On March 30th it announced its latest move: an expansion into the booming “on-demand” economy, in the form of Amazon Home Services, a marketplace that connects customers with nearby builders, plumbers, mechanics, music teachers and even goat grazers in several American cities".