Month: October 2012

How growth is becoming an economic cancer

I suggested a few months ago that the knowledge society – you remember that wonderful future of intelligent work and fulfilling leisure they once promised us? – had been soundly hijacked by the social web.  I still think the thesis…

“Do you consider yourself disabled?”

This tweet just flitted past me.  I retweeted its profound truth immediately: @campbellclaret @Ed_Miliband many ppl with mentalhealth probs don’t define self as disabled – so don’t get support to work / benefits I then replied thus: @patspetition True! If asked “Do…

On confusing sex and power

I’ve been working these past couple of days, setting up a language-learning site.  Thus, the moderate radio silence. Meanwhile, the unhappy news about sex abuse and paedophilia at the heart of our most sacred institutions continues to unspool our perception…

An Unfortunate Series of Adverts

Not a minute ago I was looking, sadly, at the latest revelations in what would now appear to be this very British scandal: an institutionalised and violently unravelling sequence of sex abuse cases, initially circling around the figure of the…

BetterBiz.Me

At the risk of being accused of jousting at windmills, here’s a development of my possibly foolhardy app proposal, the last three posts on which can be found here, here and here. I’ve been fiddling around with some ideas on…