Author Archives: davidsprott

About davidsprott

Artist, writer, veteran IT professional

The TRUMP BUTTON. Governance for social media platforms!

A proposal to enable citizens to exert governance over those that abuse the social media platforms.   For the past few decades we have all been part of an enormous, worldwide sociology experiment. And the results are not good. Outside … Continue reading

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Truth will ultimately prevail . . . !

“Truth will ultimately prevail where pains is taken to bring it to light.” George Washington’s letter to Charles Mynn Thruston | Sunday, August 10, 1794 Washington is replying to Frederick County, Va., delegate Charles Mynn Thruston’s 21 June 1794 letter … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over. Time for Adults in the Room to Take Charge

In the 1990s I lived and worked in Dallas, Texas. I was product manager for the world leading software development tool for corporate systems and part of a large, high performing team. Looking back, it was clear most of the … Continue reading

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Pandemic Fatigue breaks out in Ireland. And it’s all the government’s fault!

It appears that much of Europe is struggling to contain the Coronavirus. Countries that did well in the Spring are heading back into lockdown. Last night here in Ireland we heard the official confirmation of what had been an open … Continue reading

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The Strange Tale of the Jacket and the Car Keys

This week Marie and I managed to fit in a road trip to West Cork just before the seemingly inevitable second Covid19 lockdown. On Wednesday we met up with our friend Ann in Quills car park and drove in convoy … Continue reading

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The Next Phase of Covid19 – Technology Innovation

Podcast here It’s becoming clear that a Covid19 vaccine is not going to be the silver bullet as widely advertised. I have been asking for months, why would we expect a vaccine to be 100% effective? Flu and other vaccines … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Covid19 Tracker Works – Everyone Needs to Download.

Abstract: Ireland’s Covid19 Tracker is widely regarded as a success in an application space littered with failures. Initial uptake has also surpassed other countries efforts, however in Ireland there has been considerable negative commentary regarding accuracy and privacy. As a … Continue reading

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Education in the Covid19 World – Problem or Opportunity

Many important innovations have occurred in times of crisis. Natural disasters, pandemics or wars have all triggered and or accelerated huge change. The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic led to a wave of public health efforts, a huge focus in epidemiology … Continue reading

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New Models for the Post Covid19 World

There’s great talk in the media about how after Covid19 nothing will be the same – that we will have the opportunity to rethink our world. This is of course absolute nonsense. The commercial rush to return to normality is … Continue reading

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How Ireland Can Return to Post Covid19 Normality

Listening to Michael McGrath (FF Finance) this morning he was asked whether his party, if in government, would make face masks mandatory in enclosed spaces such as transport and shops. His answer was interesting. He said that his thinking is … Continue reading

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