Category Archives: Organizations

Will Microsoft Ever Learn?

This is an old cartoon showing the organisation chart of Microsoft and its warring fiefdoms. It was certainly true back in the day when I had business contacts with Microsoft on behalf of my employer. And it would seem that … Continue reading

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Stumbling at the Finishing Line

Time for yet another instalment in the long-running saga of trying to get broadband internet available in our area. Our story began five years ago when I described the connection to the internet as being like a piece of wet … Continue reading

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NS Newspeak

The NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) is the Dutch national passenger rail company. I have an annual subscription that entitles me to 40% discount on train fares, and up to six days free travel (keuzedagen) on the entire Dutch rail network. These … Continue reading

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Nothing Can Go Wrong… Go Wrong… Go Wrong…

Part of my working life was spent in the UK, before I moved to the Netherlands. This means that a portion of my State Pension is sourced by the UK government. Today I received a letter from the UK’s Pension … Continue reading

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The Internet Apologizes…

… that’s the title of a sobering article on what has gone wrong with the internet. Well worth reading. The apology is necessary, but it’s too damn late – the damage is done. I’m not sure how it will ever … Continue reading

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You Are the Product

That’s the title of an article about Facebook by John Lanchester. Published back in August 2017, it is eerily prescient about the shit that has now hit Facebook’s fan. It’s a long article, but definitely worth a read. As Lanchester … Continue reading

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And Microsoft Does It Yet Again…

Oh dear, regular as clockwork, Microsoft opens its mouth to change feet, and creates another PR fiasco for itself. A year ago, Microsoft announced that it would deliver unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers: Today, storage limits just became … Continue reading

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