Monthly Archives: November 2008

Relive 08 Panel

The Panel and Chair Originally uploaded by Lady__Jane. I was at the Open University (Walton Hall, Milton Keynes) on Thursday and Friday for Relive 08, a conference on the educational use of virtual worlds. I took part in a panel … Continue reading

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Ties that bind

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website] One of the throwaway remarks I sometimes make at conferences is that “Google knows you’re pregnant before you do”. I can say this because the things you search for … Continue reading

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Grimpen Mire

A while back I wrote a column about cloud computing in which I noted that the physical location our online services still matters, and commented that: In the real world national borders, commercial rivalries and political imperatives all come into … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Anscombe’s grave

Elizabeth Anscombe’s grave Originally uploaded by BillT. Wandering through a damp Cambridge yesterday I made my way to St Giles’ Cemetery (as was, it’s called something else now) to visit Wittgenstein’s grave, and also to call on Anscombe, buried nearby. … Continue reading

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Wired for a cause

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website too] By the time you read this we may well know who is to be the next President of the United States, [indeed we do, and the result has … Continue reading

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More from Free Thinking in Liverpool

Ian McMillan introduces the thinkers speed dating event

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Is Privacy Dead?

I’m in the bar at FACT in Liverpool having just had an excellent time debating privacy with Jeffrey Rosen, Jonathan Sawday and Sonia Livingstone, expertly chaired by Philip Dodd. It’s part of Radio 3’s Free Thinking festival and will be … Continue reading

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