Let Them Eat Cheese

When you think about it, it’s clear that software architects and developers should rule the world. Not that – in reality – they don’t already. Let’s face it, almost everything that goes on in the world today, from air traffic control to motor cars to the microwave oven in your kitchen is powered by software….

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So Far, So Near…

So here’s the problem with the Internet. They say it’s supposed to bring everyone closer together and make the world a smaller place. But actually, at least in a virtual sense, the opposite is happening. Things that are geographically “next door” now seem like they are hundreds of miles away. It’s all a bit like…

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Getting Knitted

So it’s been an interesting couple of weeks. I’ve been enthralled by some ancient mechanical technology, discovered that I can no longer buy a very ordinary item of computing equipment, pondered on the business logic inside foreign ATM cash dispensers, and become very familiar with ladies stockings. OK, so maybe I should start by explaining…

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When Did the Web Get a Small "w"?

Here in England, the well-known and much loved actress Emma Thompson recently started a debate about the use by kids of slang terms that only serve to make them sound stupid. She cites things such as “yeahbut”, “like”, “innit” (perhaps an abbreviated form of “I’m a nitwit”), and use of the word “well” in phrases…

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