Monthly Archives: October 2008

Who is responsible in our cloudy world?

[As ever, this is also on the BBC News website] In the next few days [in fact it is now published] a number of large technology companies, including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo!, are going to announce that they have signed … Continue reading

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Old Street and environs

Peter Brawne is a genius. Originally uploaded by genmon. Maybe you have to know them… but it made me laugh out loud.

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Don’t have nightmares

[As ever you can read this on the BBC News website. Or on any of the spamblogs that rip off my copy and use it as linkbait.] Anyone concerned about the security of their computers and the data held on … Continue reading

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My bio as a wordle

I took the standard biography I send out to people who want to know and made a Wordle… I think it says more about me than the 1000 word version… And Jamais has done it too…

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The Weight of Data

[As ever, this is on the BBC News website too] I have just deleted fifteen gigabytes of data from my laptop. Gone are the unwanted video clips, the duplicated photos, the filed columns and the unlistened-to music, all consigned to … Continue reading

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Bill Thompson says: Find Me

I’ve long been fascinated by the tales of ‘numbers stations’, radio stations that broadcast lists of numbers. According to Wikipedia Numbers stations are shortwave radio stations of uncertain origin. They generally broadcast artificially generated voices reading streams of numbers, words, … Continue reading

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Norwich ID

Bill Thompson Originally uploaded by Leo Reynolds. I was one of the team leaders at the Norwich ID ‘Unconvention’ on Friday, working with a group of young people to report on what was happening on the day.

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Between a rock and an interface

[Not my title – I think Mark is to thank. And you can read this on the BBC News site as always] One of the most wonderful things about spending a lot of my day online is that there is … Continue reading

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Birthday

It’s my 48th birthday, and outside the sky is blue (for the moment). That’ll do. (photo from the excellent Tom Catchesides)

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The Web is Not Television

[As ever you can read this on the BBC News Website] There are often moments during the widespread adoption of transformative technologies where an old way of thinking or doing business is so threatened by the new possibilities that its … Continue reading

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