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If it’s worth doing – do it properly, right?

  OK, the other day we had a fire drill. Standing in the sun outside and watching the rest of the building leave through the front doors, some colleagues and I debated the merits of such an exercise. It seemed … Continue reading

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Is this the world we live in or am I the mad one?

So  I take the bus most days. Public transport is better for the environment, my wallet, and parking in town is hard to find where I live. The suburb I live in is city-fringe and not poor (although my abode … Continue reading

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Customised children

I’m struck by two recent information pieces I’ve consumed in the past week. The first was a TED talk (love them!) about the possibility that the next generation might be a different species. The other information piece was a little less … Continue reading

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Another sucker punch for English or just a glimpse of the future?

During an unscheduled procrastination break I read an article claiming that technology, specifically the spell-check feature, is lulling us into a false sense of wordsmanship (http://bbc.in/KHrm4c). I, and others, have previously commented on the decision by at least one country … Continue reading

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Paying for electrons and the content / service they represent

We’ve all heard the stories of $1 apps for smartphones or tables selling millions of copies. I am fascinated by this phenomina when most of the apps are available in a similar form for free. OK, there are some adds … Continue reading

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A week off

So four months is a while to wait for a honeymoon, traditionally speaking (although current trends suggest this might be really old fashioned). Either way, I took a week away on an island with my new wife, without a computer, … Continue reading

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Now, for some politics

Am I missing something or is the US really that far behind and isolated from the rest of the world? Two cases for the somewhat provocative question come to mind: healthcare and education. Some might regard these two services as … Continue reading

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