Revisiting the Lucas Aerospace workers’ plan

In the Guardian Anne Karpf (@AnneKarpf) wrote about Green jobs: a utopia we nearly had on ‘workers in a failing 1970s arms factory [who] created a revolutionary jobs plan’ as a ‘positive alternative to recession and redundancy’, arguing that ‘we need their vision now’. Four decades ago, a green way out of recession was proposed. [...]

Review: Release 2.0 by Esther Dyson (World Link)

Release 2.0: A Design For Living in the Digital Age by Esther Dyson Esther Dyson stands head and shoulders above other IT commentators. She presents clear explanations and elegant solutions but sometimes misses the bigger context. Release 2.0 is an invaluable read for anyone already enthusiastic and informed about the digital world. Is it a [...]

Response: Apple vs Google is not an Apple-Microsoft re-match

In the FT this week, John Gapper debunks some of the hype around Google's business and development model (Google's open battle with Apple, John Gapper, Financial Times, January 6 2010 [Shared bookmark]. He writes: The contest [between Apple and Google] appears to pit not only two companies but two approaches to business. On one side [...]

Review: Myths of the (networked) office, 2009

NLA: London’s Future Workplace series: Philip Ross: Into the Clouds: the Impact of Web 2.0 on Work and the Workplace Friday, 21 August 2009 at 08:30 The Building Centre https://twitter.com/Nico_Macdonald/statuses/3228156136 Event overview As part of NLA’s Workplace series, Philip Ross, CEO of The Cordless Group will look at the ‘empty building’, a near-future vision where [...]

A response to the Digital Britain Interim Report, 2009

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/digital-britain-the-interim-report-january-2009 In January 2009 the UK Department for Culture Media and Sport published the Digital Britain: The Interim Report, lead by former Ofcom chief executive Stephen Carter, which is a ‘plan to secure Britain’s place at the forefront of the global digital economy’. The interim report contains more than 20 recommendations on: next-generation networks, universal [...]