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Archived Articles for 2008
I have a theory about recessions - but before I start, I should say that this is based on no formal training in economics, is certainly an oversimplification of the situation, and is probably completely wrong. But it is comforting to note that in the last two respects at least it doesn't ...Read more
The hectic part of my evening was drawing to a close: the kids were bathed and tucked up in bed; the other half was out at her art class; a roaring fire was now glowing across the room and a suitably large glass of red was in hand - perfect! So, there I was, suitably set up for the rest of ...Read more
After two years of speeches and slogans the dust is now settling on what has been dubbed the greatest political show on earth, the USA elections 2008. The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, is getting ready to move into his palatial new home and the political pundits ...Read more
Recently we decided to organise a "girls night out" for the female members of PDMS, you know the sort of thing - the opportunity to generally put the world to rights over a meal and a few glasses of wine. When sending out the invite it struck me how much longer the e-mail distribution list ...Read more
Clouds are very much on my mind at present and I'm not just talking about the weather, appalling though this summer has been! In geek speak 'the cloud' is a universal metaphor for any aspect of computing or communications which is provided as a service usually via the Internet. This covers ...Read more
My Sister has just waltzed in and is flicking through a home furnishings brochure in the kitchen. On being told that I am trying to write an article about web design she rather dismissively asserts that she is more of a paper person. Having resisted the urge to suggest that she had better not ...Read more
One of the side-effects of working in the IT industry is the constantly shifting sea of technology-related buzzwords that you have to navigate on a daily basis. And an undesirable side-effect of this (apart from a mild bout of nausea) is that innocent bystanders outside the industry, and ...Read more
What a joy! I discovered this weekend that somehow or other I had been paying £7.95 a month for an online service from Which (noble guardian of the consumer), not once but twice. Quite why we were shelling out over fifteen quid a month for a service we were unaware of consuming was something ...Read more
I recently visited a friend who was bemoaning the fact that her teenage son was becoming a virtual hermit, spending most of his waking hours and several hours when he should have been sleeping, playing Grand Theft Auto on his PlayStation 3. Her son, who had managed to tear himself ...Read more
The iPhone, is it really just a very sexy mobile phone, a real eye catching 'beauty'? Or…., is it in reality about to become a true 'beast' of a mobile business device? At Apples' recent iPhone roadmap announcement event (06/03/2008), Steve Jobs (Apple CEO) would certainly like us to ...Read more