Category Archives: Thoughts and Observations

Telephones as tools of social isolation

I don’t visit my friends any more. When I were a lad we used to have callers. We had a living room with the TV and the coal fire, it was somewhere to live and entertain. When people arrived, the

Telephones as tools of social isolation

I don’t visit my friends any more. When I were a lad we used to have callers. We had a living room with the TV and the coal fire, it was somewhere to live and entertain. When people arrived, the

Has GDPR ruined the Internet?

You clicked on that link on Facebook, you know that link, possibly clickbait but you wanted to see for yourself, after all it’s only a picture of an old shoe dug up from Roman times. But you don’t get the

Has GDPR ruined the Internet?

You clicked on that link on Facebook, you know that link, possibly clickbait but you wanted to see for yourself, after all it’s only a picture of an old shoe dug up from Roman times. But you don’t get the

Are IT professionals guilty of magical thinking?

In my coming travelogue (too long in the pipeline) I discuss two ways of looking at and dealing with the world, that I describe as rational and irrational approaches. The irrational approach is often described as magical thinking. Wikipedia defines

Are IT professionals guilty of magical thinking?

In my coming travelogue (too long in the pipeline) I discuss two ways of looking at and dealing with the world, that I describe as rational and irrational approaches. The irrational approach is often described as magical thinking. Wikipedia defines

Local Council to Chop down Hogwarts Forbidden Forest …or something

News came in recently of a tragedy about to befall residents of Hogwarts   Well not Hogwarts exactly, but… Hemel Hempstead It starts with H and it’s not far from the Barrow residence, so it’s the best I could do.

Local Council to Chop down Hogwarts Forbidden Forest …or something

News came in recently of a tragedy about to befall residents of Hogwarts   Well not Hogwarts exactly, but… Hemel Hempstead It starts with H and it’s not far from the Barrow residence, so it’s the best I could do.

New phone day – a new cultural phenomenon?

It’s new phone arrival day tomorrow and I’ve got to go into the office so I won’t be home when it arrives. Someone will take it in but I could have planned it better. I’m now wondering if new phone

New phone day – a new cultural phenomenon?

It’s new phone arrival day tomorrow and I’ve got to go into the office so I won’t be home when it arrives. Someone will take it in but I could have planned it better. I’m now wondering if new phone

Isn’t it about time we paid more tax?

We’ve been hearing about millions using food banks in every part of the country, we can’t pay care workers for their travelling time and the NHS is falling apart. Now we hear that it’s taken a week for us to

Isn’t it about time we paid more tax?

We’ve been hearing about millions using food banks in every part of the country, we can’t pay care workers for their travelling time and the NHS is falling apart. Now we hear that it’s taken a week for us to

May Morning – the spirit of spring with a canoe in your trousers

I’ve been up all night, or at least I feel as though I have, my body clock’s all out of kilter but it’s May Morning, the sun’s shining and the year has begun. I swear I saw some cow parsley

May Morning – the spirit of spring with a canoe in your trousers

I’ve been up all night, or at least I feel as though I have, my body clock’s all out of kilter but it’s May Morning, the sun’s shining and the year has begun. I swear I saw some cow parsley