Pushing the buzzword comfort zone

TechCrunch writer Robin Wauters wrote a terrific post yesterday on the ten words he would love to see banned from press releases. Big topic, Robin! You’re talking about changing a total mindset, a way of thinking, that’s prevalent in many organizations where jargon and buzzwords define a powerful comfort zone.…

What is a browser?

Scott from Google went out on the streets of New York and asked people if they know what a browser is. The results may or may not surprise you. What they’ll indicate is how those of us embedded with tech, as it were, use common terms like ‘browser’ which many…

The ridicule of Parliament

This morning, I picked up a copy of today’s Daily Telegraph, the edition of the paper that includes “The Complete Expenses Files,” a 68-page report detailing the revelations about MPs’ expenses that the paper has been publishing every day for the past month or so. The first thing that struck…

Ignore everybody and rock on

About a month ago, a package arrived from the US via FedEx containing a slim paperback that was the advance uncorrected proofs of Ignore Everybody, the first mainstream-published book from cartoonist and entrepreneur Hugh Macleod, author of the blog Gapingvoid. The book, published in hardback by Penguin, launched on June…

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