Archive for May, 2011

You don’t have to be Superman to break a super injunction, just an MP

So, the super injunction story rumbles on.  Obviously the media have wanted to keep it alive as long as possible because it’s in their interest for all of us to think the injunctions are a waste of time, and we’ve been happy to help them out because, lets face it, we all love a good […]

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At least Clegg knows with whom the power lies

“Backbench Conservative MP Peter Bone said Mr Clegg had signed off the reforms and voted for them: “Why now is he changing his mind and what’s happened to collective responsibility? “If it was a Tory minister that was opposing government policy in such a way he would undoubtedly have been fired.” He added: “If our […]

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Cog82

During my time at university I, unsurprisingly, used to spend quite a bit of my time in the student’s union.  One evening I had arrived early and none of my usual crowd were at the bar yet and so, to pass the time, I started chatting to a computer science student while the lovely barmaid […]

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The never ending story

  Often, when people are faced with someone talking about narratives, they’re response is “well its just stories, innit” and, while this might well be an accurate definition, it completely undermines the importance of narratives in everything we do. We all talk in narratives.  When we tell people what we did on holiday, we explain […]

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How much is your philosophy worth?

Do Google really have a philosophy of openness?  They certainly seem to be sacrificing money and market position for one, or is it something more sinister? Google joined the market amid a storm of flying fruit.  Everyone was talking about Apple and how wonderful and revolutionary their SmartPhone was.  However, there were mutterings brewing.  Apple […]

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