Category Archives: Technology and Society

National Concert Hall Crashes and Byrnes

Thursday 29th April 2021 10:19 NCH: NCH SPRING SUMMER VARIATIONS: CELINE BYRNEHi David , just a reminder that you’ll get access to the stream at least 30 minutes before the event starts – both on your ticket in-app and via … Continue reading

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The True Story of How the UK Post Office became a Failed Organization.

A modern fable. In 1999 the UK Post Office introduced a new computer system named Horizon into its network of post offices throughout the UK. The system managed the important tasks of transactions, accounting and stocktaking. Soon after it was … Continue reading

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Out of Africa – Malawi

Disclosure: I love Africa and have a long history of involvement there. I first travelled to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya on business as early as 1979, lived in Johannesburg for five years in the 1980s and continued to travel occasionally for business and family purposes until a few years ago. So I watch African matters with interest, and am not at all surprised that Africa continues to lag the rest of the world in all matters, particularly Covid19. Continue reading

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There’s More Bad News – Plastic is Even More Deadly than We Realised

Just when we are starting to hope that we can see an end to the Covid19 pandemic along comes more bad news. I read today that research now shows that tiny plastic particles in the lungs of pregnant rats pass … Continue reading

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Tell me No Lies,

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” Daniel Patrick Moynihan This post is also available as a podcast: Over the past few years I have commented frequently on what many of us believe is … Continue reading

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Technology’s Crucible – Cause or Solution to Our World in Crisis?

Back in the 1970’s I, like many in the tech industry, followed the work of James Martin – a genuine guru and polymath who between 1965 and 2006 wrote over 100 books, many of which were huge best sellers. The … Continue reading

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