Monthly Archives: November 2012

Keep Taking The Tablets

OK, I admit it – I am frustrated by what seems to me to be the utter failure of a straightforward piece of design and marketing. What is it with the hardware manufacturers at the moment? I’m in the market … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett

The New Statesman has an excellent interview with Sir Terry Pratchett. It is well worth reading. He’s not going gently into that Good Night; but instead with his head held up high and fearlessly facing the final curtain. I wonder … Continue reading

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Yes, it’s been fifty years since I believed in Christianity, but even so, I had hoped that the Anglican Church would see sense and vote for women bishops. Er, nope, they are still stuck in the dark ages, and want … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Marmite – Part 2

Back in March, I wrote a post called “Microsoft’s Marmite”, which likened the reactions of people to Marmite to their reactions to Windows 8 – they either love it or hate it. Now that Windows 8 has been released, I … Continue reading

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A Barbaric Practice

I find it difficult not to get both depressed and angry when reading about some of the things inflicted on the group that comprises 50% of the human race. Last week it was reading about the case of Savita Halappanavar. … Continue reading

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A Sudden Departure

Well, I certainly didn’t see that coming… Steven Sinofsky, the head of the Windows division, has left Microsoft, and the question that everyone is asking is: “did he fall, or was he pushed?” There’s clearly an inside story here, and … Continue reading

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Scratching the Surface

It’s now a little over two weeks since Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system and the Surface tablet running Windows RT were released and I’ve been following the many reactions to the products that have been published in blogs, articles, and … Continue reading

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