Category: people

On systems vs people – some thoughts

Today, I saw a person on the TV show “Good Morning Britain”, a person who if I understood correctly represented Wonga.com in some significant way, saying sorry for a series of (to put it politely) historical “infractions”, most of which…

Skype, history, individuals and masses

Last night (well, early this morning), I discovered how one might be connected to two separate Skype accounts from the same Windows user on the same device at exactly the same time.  I’m currently waiting for clever bods to confirm…

Is humanity as a species suicidal?

This news is, indeed, pretty sobering: For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has passed the milestone level of 400 parts per million (ppm). The last time so much greenhouse gas was in…

Why we should welcome the Latin-Americanisation of Europe

Stratospheric economics can be a crude and blunt instrument.  In particular, crude: PIGS (also PIIGS[1]) is an acronym used by international bond analysts, academics, and the economic press that refers to the economies of Portugal, Ireland and/or Italy, Greece, and Spain – often in regard to matters relating to sovereign debt markets.…

It’s the people, stupid!

This post is about two tweets which came my way yesterday.  Both speak of the importance of personal responsibility.  The first describes its reach in private industry (in this case, I believe in relation to a recent story on the…