Category Archives: Technology and Society

Magical Mystery Tour

So far, young people have mostly addressed the climate emergency as a protest group. No problem with that. But moving forward the younger generation needs to take charge, to ensure the world takes the right decisions and gets out of the mess we baby boomers have created. Continue reading

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Climate Change is Reversable, But “WE” need to take responsibility. Otherwise governments and vested interests will prevaricate with inevitable consequences.

As individuals we have limited leverage. But as consumers, if we work en masse, we do have power. This means stop blaming others and start figuring out what we can do collectively. Continue reading

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So How Will Climate Change Impact Me?

As discussed in my last post, after the recent fires and floods we should need no reminding of the path we are on to climate disaster. But the question we all want to answer is, what will the impact be … Continue reading

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Climate Change Becomes Real for Many

The question we have to ask ourselves is, have the terrible events of this month done sufficient to cause the world to stop, look and listen and then act differently. I would have to say, probably not Continue reading

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The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind

Without any legal enforcement measures the hugely influential agriculture lobby will cause the Irish Climate Change efforts to fail. Continue reading

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Cyber-Attackers Focus on Organizations That Have Failed to Invest in Modern Security Systems. Is this YOU?

So the HSE is widely known as a lagger in its use of IT. This is a huge red flag waving for all cyber attackers to see. This morning’s news was clearly inevitable. Continue reading

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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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