Monthly Archives: November 2006

Net users of the world unite

[As ever, also on the BBC News website, with better pictures…] Over the last twenty years the global economy has been shaped and reshaped by computers and the growing reach of the internet as a public communications network. Businesses now … Continue reading

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Mao, Stalin… or Tito

My piece on why we need to move beyond Web 2.0 is up on The Register, and makes the argument that Web 2.0 marks the dictatorship of the presentation layer, a triumph of appearance over architecture that any good computer … Continue reading

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Joining the network world.. at last

[As ever, this is also on the BBC News website] I’ve got a very nice smartphone, but it’s costing me a fortune because I keep checking my email and looking at websites, and I forget that on the phone I’m … Continue reading

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Lisp conference.

Registration has just opened for the 2007 International Lisp Conference, which will take place at Clare College, Cambridge, England from 1-4 April, with a day of punting and walking around Cambridge on March 31 to get people into the mood. … Continue reading

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You Only Live Once

[As ever, read this on the BBC News website too] Not content with occupying vast chunks of the television schedule for weeks at a time Endemol, the company that produces the ‘Big Brother’ reality TV programme, has announced that it … Continue reading

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Where the Web is going

The big hitters were in San Francisco for the latest Web 2.0 bash – though apparently we have to call it a ‘Summit’ these days – to what Nicholas Carr rather gloatingly describes as ‘tepid reviews‘. Meanwhile I was at … Continue reading

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Joining the dots

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website] While it is certainly interesting to note that Google’s UK advertising revenue this year is likely to outstrip that of Channel 4 and may soon approach ITV’s, we should … Continue reading

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Digital Identity Forum

I was on a panel at the Digital Identity Forum yesterday, organised as usual by David Birch from Consult Hyperion. Much fun was had, and Will Davies gave an excellent talk as usual. I was more succinct and less interesting … Continue reading

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