Month: November 2010

The power of words

The Twitter Joke Trial indicates how powerful words still are in a society long – and heavily – influenced by the image.  Another story this morning confirms much the same: A British member of the European parliament was thrown out…

Not so lightning deals from Amazon

So there I was, officially in the queue for around an hour, looking to buy a 37 inch Toshiba flat-screen TV at the useful price of £249.99.  Amazon now indicates that the deal expired whilst they had me waiting in…

The Incredible Shrinking Big Society Idea

The Observer has a piece on the big society idea today.  The thesis of the article is that the aforesaid concept will essentially and inevitably run out of steam due to lack of enabling resources.  Something I pointed out more…