Monthly Archives: December 2007

A cloudy look ahead..

[As ever, you can also read this on the BBC News website] If you’re ever asked to forecast the way computing will develop, offer to look three to five years ahead. It’s a good, safe time frame because if you’re … Continue reading

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Giardini – after the Biennale

Giardini – after the Biennale Originally uploaded by BillT. In Venice over Christmas I went to the Giardini, home to many of the national pavilions for the Biennale, to see what the place looks like a month after the festival … Continue reading

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Coffee Venexiana in Florian’s

DSCF2168.JPG Originally uploaded by BillT. Christmas in Venice is no time to abstain from one of life’s greatest pleasures… so we didn’t.

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Customer Disservice

[As ever, this is also on the BBC News website] I’m an indulgent father, as any of my friends will attest, and I’m also a bit of a gadget freak, so it is little surprise that my son was the … Continue reading

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My del.icio.us bookmarks for December 16th through December 18th

Here’s what I tagged on del.icio.us between December 16th and December 18th: Potlatch: the public sphere as confessional – An excellent end of year reflection from Will. “People want things fast, flexible, groovy, NOW, but they also never want them … Continue reading

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Evening, London

Evening, London Originally uploaded by BillT. A lovely view

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Give me rice, but give me a laptop too

[Also available from the BBC News website – 10 years of shiny goodness!] Update: there’s a discussion going on over on Dvorak’s blog. One of the best things about being on the World Service radio programme Digital Planet each week … Continue reading

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My del.icio.us bookmarks for December 1st through December 9th

Here’s what I tagged on del.icio.us between December 1st and December 9th: Hype and Backlash for Second Life Miss the Bigger Picture – Second Life is ‘a social phenomenon that has business and marketing potential even if its not yet … Continue reading

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FYI: The new politics of personal information

I was pleased to be asked to speak at the launch of Demos’ new report on personal information on Friday.  The report’s authors, Peter Bradwell and Niamh Gallagher, gave a solid introduction to the issues and then Information Commissioner Richard … Continue reading

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Who Pays the Paper?

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website] If you live outside the United Kingdom then the BBC website at bbc.com has a surprise for you, in the form of some prominent advertisements. While the license-fee supported … Continue reading

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